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
City Ste. Genevieve
Coordinates 37°58′48″N 90°2′41″W / 37.98000°N 90.04472°W / 37.98000; -90.04472
Area 10.13 acres (4 ha) [1]
Established 1970
Management Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Location in Missouri
Website: Felix Vallé House State Historic Site

Felix Vallé House State Historic Site preserves several early 19th-century structures in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, including the Felix Vallé House (1818), the Dr. Benjamin Shaw House (1819), and the Bauvais-Amoureux House (1792).[2] The Felix Vallé House was built by Jacob Phillipson, a Jewish merchant from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was the home of Felix Vallé and Odile Pratte-Vallé.[2] 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.[3] Building tours are offered.

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  1. ^ "State parks...estimated acres". Revised Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan: 2008-2012. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. pp. 142–143. Retrieved September 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "General Information: Felix Vallé House State Historic Site". Missouri State Parks. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ Valerie Holifield (May 1, 2005). "Felix Vallé House State Historic Site". stegenevieve.net. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Aron, Stephen, American Confluence: The Missouri Frontier from Borderland to Border State, Indiana University Press, 2009, ISBN 0253200113.
  • Deposki, Richard, Images of America: Ste. Genevieve, Chicago, IL: Arcadia Publishing, 2008, ISBN 0738551838.
  • Evans, Mark L., The Commandant’s Last Ride, Tucson, AZ: Patrice Press, 1998, ISBN 0971198004.
  • Foster, Gerald, American Houses: A Field Guide to the Architecture of the Home, New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2004, ISBN 0618387994.
  • Franzwa, Gregory M., The Story of Old Ste. Genevieve, Tucson: Patrice Press, 1998, ISBN 0935284869.
  • 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, ISBN 0967603900.
  • Peterson, Charles E., Colonial St. Louis: Building a Creole Capital, Tucson, AZ: Patrice Press, 2001, ISBN 1880397005.
  • Schroeder, Walter A., Opening the Ozarks: A Historical Geography of Missouri’s Ste. Genevieve District, 1760–1830, Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-8262-1398-3.
  • Stepenoff, Bonnie, From French Community to Missouri Town, Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2006, ISBN 0826216684.
  • Wehmeyer, Janice C., Ste. Genevieve, MO: A Guided Tour Through the Past and Present, self-published: 1993

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