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Jean Baptiste Vallé House

Green and white building. American flag and NPS green and grey flag sit on posts.
The Jean-Baptiste Vallé House is a premier historical property in Ste. Genevieve.

Quick Facts

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The Jean-Baptiste Vallé House is a large and imposing example of the poteaux-sure-solle (post on sill) construction. In the 1850s and 1860s, subsequent owners of the house remodeled it to conform to American tastes. 

Through the years, scholars have unanimously recognized the Jean-Baptiste Vallé House as one of the premier historical properties in Ste. Genevieve. The house is most noteworthy because of its association with the last political and military leader (Commandant) of Ste. Genevieve before the American take-over in 1804. Jean-Baptiste Vallé successfully made the transition from Commandant to civil and business leader in the American town, and because of this he and his descendants had a lasting impact on the economy, social life, and landscape of Ste. Genevieve.   

The interior of the Jean Baptiste Vallé House is available during scheduled program times. 

Ste. Geneviève National Historical Park

Last updated: August 5, 2022