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Guibourd-Valle House, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
Guibourd-Valle House, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
Resource Typeimage
TitleGuibourd-Valle House, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
Coverage / Year1806 to Present
DescriptionThe post-on-sill house has a gallery across the front that can be entered from either end. There are two entrances into the house from the gallery. The attic contains Norman truss work with huge oak beams.
InterpretationThis house was built around 1784 by Jacques Dubreuil Guibourd, a French merchant. In 1763, the region was assigned to Spain. Ste. Genevieve became the outpost of the Spanish empire and the Guibourd house was the social meeting place for Spanish officers. The house is apparently haunted by three men who appear from the waist up. Jules Valle reported the first ghosts in 1939.
Lesson Plans / ThemesFrench in Illinois; Settling in the Midwest
Learning Standards16 History; 17 Geography;
Author or CreatorIllinois Heritage Association
Source35mm slide
Subject / KeywordsArchitecture; French Colonial Period; French Colonial District; Vertical log construction; Ste. Genevieve, Missouri; Valle, Jean Baptiste, 1783-1837; Guibourd, Jacques Dubreuil
Collection PublisherIllinois Heritage Association
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Resource IdentifierIHA00029
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