On our way home from Chicago last month, we stayed a night in St. Genevieve, MO. We arrived around 5pm and discovered that the small town (even on a Saturday) shuts down at 5. That was just fine, because all we needed to do was grab a bite to eat and then do a quick walk-through to satisfy my desire to grab some photos of the interesting and very old buildings.
There is quite a bit of history in this place and the building show it!
Here are just a few tidbits of info on Sainte Genevieve:
- It was founded in 1735.
- Is the oldest permanent European settlement in the state of Missouri.
- Was founded by French Canadians.
- It contains 29 types of architecture.
- Three of the five surviving poteaux en terre (posts-in-the-ground) houses in the nation are in Ste. Genevieve.
- The Old Brick House is currently a restaurant (where we had dinner) and is the oldest brick building west of the Mississippi River.
You can visit the town and see the gallery of images I took while on our photo walk here: