Felix Vallé House State Historic Site

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Coordinates: 37°58′48″N 90°2′41″W / 37.98000°N 90.04472°W / 37.98000; -90.04472
Felix Vallé State Historic Site
Missouri State Historic Site
Felix Valle State Historical Site-Ste Genevieve MO.jpg
Felix Vallé House c. 1818 and historic trading firm of Menard & Vallé.
Country United States
State Missouri
County Ste. Genevieve County
City Ste. Genevieve
Coordinates 37°58′48″N 90°2′41″W / 37.98000°N 90.04472°W / 37.98000; -90.04472
Area 0.02 sq mi (0 km2)
Founded 1970
Website: http://mostateparks.com/felixvalle.htm

The Felix Vallé State Historic Site in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, was originally built in about 1818 by Jacob Phillipson, a Jewish merchant from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was the home of Felix Vallé and Odile Pratte-Vallé. The house is a Federal style limestone building that features an authentically stocked mercantile store representing the historic trading firm of Menard & Vallé. Original mantels and interior trim with early Empire furnishings complete the family living quarters. An outdoor staircase leads to the second floor bedrooms. The garden area features original brick and frame outbuildings.


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  • Aron, Stephen, American Confluence: The Missouri Frontier from Borderland to Border State
  • Deposki, Richard, Images of America: Ste. Genevieve, Chicago, IL: Arcadia Publishing, 2008.
  • Evans, Mark L., The Commandant’s Last Ride, Tucson, AZ: Patrice Press, 1998.
  • Foster, Gerald, American Houses: A Field Guide to the Architecture of the Home, New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. 2004.
  • Franzwa, Gregory M., The Story of Old Ste. Genevieve, Tucson: Patrice Press, 1998.
  • Missouri Life Magazine, Lewis And Clark’s Journey Across Missouri, Booneville, MO: Missouri Life Magazine, 2003.
  • Naeger, Bill, Patti Naeger, and Mark Evans, Ste. Genevieve: A Leisurely Stroll through History. Ste. Genevieve, MO: Merchant Street Publishing, 1998.
  • Peterson, Charles E., Colonial St. Louis: Building a Creole Capitol, Tucson, AZ: Patrice Press, 2001.
  • Schroeder, Walter A., Opening the Ozarks: A Historical Geography of Missouri’s Ste. Genevieve District, 1760–1830, Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2002.
  • Stepenoff, Bonnie, From French Community to Missouri Town, Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2006.
  • Wehmeyer, Janice C., Ste. Genevieve, MO: A Guided Tour Through the Past and Present, self-published: 1993

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