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 Louis Caesar

Louis Caesar

Birth
Germany
Death 14 Aug 1932 (aged 85–86)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 162 Lot 2868
Memorial ID 36098875 · View Source
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Owner of Caesar's Cafe and the last of a long line of restaurateurs who made St. Louis internationally famous as a center of epicurean art in the days before prohibition. Before his retirement in 1926, Mr. Caesar had catered to the discriminating tastes of a distinguished clientele in St. Louis for 45 years. A native of Germany, he came to St. Louis at the age of 16 and obtained employment on a Mississippi River steamboat. There he learned the culinary arts and after a few years opened his first restaurant in downtown St. Louis. In his career he served three generations: merchants, lawyers, doctors, statesmen, brokers, journalists and others from various walks of life. He attributed the failure of his business to prohibition, but he also took other things into consideration such as the closing of the old Planter's Hotel, the competition of West End hotels and the gradual move of the business district toward the west. When he announced his café would close, he said "I am closing because of the Volstead law. I cannot make money in my café unless I cheat, so I close. For a long time my business has been bad; in fact, ever since I had to close my bar."


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  • Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 20 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36098875
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Caesar (1846–14 Aug 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36098875, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Connie Nisinger (contributor 74) .