Tour the Historic Landmarks of Ste. Genevieve
If you love history, architecture, and restoration, then you will be so excited to visit wonderful Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.
Before you start a tour, be sure to stop by the Great River Road Interpretive Center Tourist Information Office which is located on the corner of Market and Main Streets. There, you will be able to see a film about Ste. Genevieve, tour the exhibits on display, and gather up any advertisements, flyers, and maps about area shops, tourist attractions, restaurants, and places to stay.
Their phone # is (573) 883-7097
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has designated some homes in Ste. Genevieve as State Historic Sites..
The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America take care of some other landmarks in Ste. Genevieve. My favorite memory of Sainte Genevieve is the house tours that Jill and I took. Here is a list of places to see on a self tour:
1. Great River Road Interpretive Center
Tourist Information Office
2. Guibourd-Valle House
4. Shaw House
5. Felix Valle Historic Site
6. Beauvais House
7. Bolduc House
8. Bolduc-LeMeilleur House
9. Green Tree (Janis-Ziegler House)
10.St. Gemme-Amoureaux House
11. Bequette-Ribault House
One Day Is Not Enough in Ste. Genevieve
"The Bolduc House's Garden"
One of the most enjoyable times I spent in Ste. Genevieve was when Jill and I visited the gardens at the Bolduc House.
They have made a small version of the principal components of the garden, grape-arbor, orchard, covered well, and the stone Bake House.
The Bolduc-Lemeilleur-House was built about 1820 by the grandson-in-law of Louis Bolduc. I is an example of COMBINED French and American influences on local architecture. In 1967, the owner restored it to its orginal look and structure.
"Olde Towne Cafe Dining"
This is a photograph that I took while Jill and I were eating at the Olde Towne Cafe.
Pictures do speak a thousand words.
"You Just Have to Capture the Perfect Shot"
Jill took this photograph of me taking a photograph of the church. You can tell by the body language that I'm concentrating on just the correct angle and trying to avoid the sun.
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"Bolduc House From Front View"
Even though this photo is quite dark, I want to show the double pitched hip roof that is supported by a series of heavy oak timbers that constitute a Norman truss stystem.
Also, from this photo, you can see the typical stockade fence and the porch that goes around the house.