Visitors Guide to the
Beauvais-Amoureux House

327 St. Mary Road
Sainte Genevieve, Missouri

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The Beauvais-Amoureux House was built in 1792 by Jean Baptiste St. Gemme Beauvais, Jr. overlooking le grand champ, the agricultural fields of Sainte Genevieve. The home was constructed in the French creole vernacular post in ground (poteaux-en-terre) manner that was common in the 18th century in Sainte Genevieve. The Beauvais-Amoureux House has vertical log walls, made of cedar, that are set directly into the earth without a foundation and is one of three such structures in Sainte Genevieve and one of only five surviving examples of this type of construction in the United States. In 1852, the home was sold to Benjamin C. Amoureux and owned by successive generations of his family. The home is now part of the Felix Vallé State Historic Site. An impressive diorama showing the village of Sainte Genevieve in 1832 along with exhibits explaining the construction of this type of house can be found at the site.

Visiting the Amoureux House
The Beauvais-Amoureux House is open on weekends April 1 through October 31, and open daily June 1 through mid-August.
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Felix Vallé State Historic Site for its hours of operation.
The Beauvais-Amoureux House and the Dr. Benjamin Shaw House are part of the Felix Vallé State Historic Site. Admission covers access to all three sites.

Directions: The Beauvais-Amoureux House is located on St. Marys Road near the historic downtown district in Sainte Genevieve. From the Visitors Center take S. Main Street south to St. Marys Road. The Amoureux House will on the right after several blocks. From MO-79 South, St. Marys Road will be on the southern edge of Sainte Genevieve. Take St. Marys Road about three or four blocks to the Bauvais-Amoureux House which will be on the left.

GPS Coordinates
N  37°  58.437'
W 90°  02.429'

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