Sainte Genevieve, Missouri

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: 

 (Click on the image to view the gallery.)
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