Felix Vallé House State Historic Site Article

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Felix Vallé State Historic Site
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Felix Vallé House
Map showing the location of Felix Vallé State Historic Site
Map showing the location of Felix Vallé State Historic Site
Location in Missouri
Map showing the location of Felix Vallé State Historic Site
Map showing the location of Felix Vallé State Historic Site
Felix Vallé State Historic Site (the US)
Location Ste. Genevieve, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, United States
Coordinates 37°58′48″N 90°2′41″W / 37.98000°N 90.04472°W / 37.98000; -90.04472
FELIX VALLé HOUSE STATE HISTORIC SITE Latitude and Longitude:

37°58′48″N 90°2′41″W / 37.98000°N 90.04472°W / 37.98000; -90.04472
Area11.73 acres (4.75 ha) [1]
Established1970 [2]
Governing bodyMissouri Department of Natural Resources
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

  1. ^ "Felix Vallé House State Historic Site: Data Sheet" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. November 2017. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  2. ^ "State Park Land Acquisition Summary". Missouri State Parks. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  3. ^ "Felix Vallé House State Historic Site". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Felix Vallé House State Historic Site: General Information". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 21, 2014.
  5. ^ "Felix Vallé House State Historic Site". Ste. Genevieve Department of Tourism. Retrieved May 23, 2018.

Further reading

  • 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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