Felix Vallé House State Historic Site

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Felix Vallé State Historic Site
Missouri State Historic Site
Felix Valle State Historical Site-Ste Genevieve MO.jpg
Felix Vallé House
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; -90.04472Coordinates: 37°58′48″N 90°2′41″W / 37.98000°N 90.04472°W / 37.98000; -90.04472
Area 11.73 acres (5 ha) [1]
Established 1970 [2]
Management Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Location in Missouri
Website: Felix Vallé House State Historic Site

The Felix Vallé House State Historic Site is a state-owned historic preserve comprising the Felix Vallé House and other early 19th-century buildings in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. It is managed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.[3]

The site offers tours of the Felix Vallé House, a Federal-style limestone structure built in 1818 by Jacob Phillipson, a Jewish merchant from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that in 1824 became the commercial outlet and home of Felix Vallé and Odile Pratte-Vallé.[4] An authentically stocked mercantile store representing the firm of Menard & Vallé is on display. Other features of the house include original mantels and interior trim, early Empire furnishings, an exterior staircase leading to the second-floor bedrooms, and a garden with original brick and frame outbuildings.[5]

The Bauvais-Amoureux House (1792), which is open seasonally, and the Dr. Benjamin Shaw House (1819) are also part of the historic site.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Missouri State Park Advisory Board Annual Report 2008". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ "State Park Land Acquisition Summary". Missouri State Parks. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Felix Vallé House State Historic Site". Missouri State Parks. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "General Information: Felix Vallé House State Historic Site". Missouri State Parks. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Attractions". Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 

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 978-0-7385-5183-8.
  • 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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