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St. Gemme-Amoureaux House, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
St. Gemme-Amoureaux House, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
Resource Typeimage
TitleSt. Gemme-Amoureaux House, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
Coverage / Yearc. 1770 to Present
DescriptionThe overhanging roof creates a gallery that probably once extended around all sides of the house. There is a steep stairway on the gallery that provides access to the second floor.
InterpretationThe Amoureaux House is one of the few remaining examples of post-in-ground (poteaux en terre) construction. The upright logs of most buildings of this type have rotted and decayed over the years. The logs in this house are of red cedar. The exterior covering of clapboard was probably added early in the nineteenth century.
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
Collection PublisherIllinois Heritage Association
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
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Resource IdentifierIHA00027
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