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Jean-Baptiste Valle House, 1792


125 South Main Street
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670


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The Jean-Baptiste Valle House was built by enslaved Africans in 1794. Its original structure is vertical log, post on a sill like the Louis Bolduc House. This was the home of the commandant who presided over the transfer of the Post of Ste. Genevieve to the United States after the Louisiana Purchase. It has a very large formal rose garden that includes a large variety of antique rosebushes. The house was largely remodeled in the mid-19th century. The house and its spacious garden are used for events. By 2015 the house will reflect the interpretation of its history from research in the basement and via its architectural and construction features.


The Museum Campus of New France: The OTHER Colonial America is located in historic Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, just 65 miles from downtown St. Louis. Take I-55 to Exit 150, then proceed east on Rt. 32.