Vital St. Gemme Beauvais House

20 South Main Street, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri


West Front From Southwest

Photo taken by Jack E. Boucher for the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Street View 


This house is made of vertical cedar logs set directly in the ground one of just three surviving palisadoed houses (poteaux en terre). This distinctive creole type was the most widely used in the French period in Ste. Genevieve, a National Historic Landmark district.

-- Historic American Buildings Survey

Update Log 

  • July 6, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • August 16, 2015: HABS/HAER photos posted by James Baughn
  • August 11, 2015: Added by James Baughn


  • HABS MO-1121 - Vital St. Gemme Beauvais House I, 20 South Main Street, Sainte Genevieve, Ste. Genevieve County, MO
  • Bill Eichelberger - wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com