Green Tree Tavern

Also known as: Janis-Ziegler House
244 St. Mary Road, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri


General View From Northwest Showing Northeast Front Of House And Stone Retaining Wall Along Old Saint Mary's Road

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

View photos at Library of Congress


Street View 


This house is a large example of vertical log construction on a stone foundation (poteaux sue sole). It preserves a plan typical of larger French colonial houses which had a major central room flanked by two or three smaller rooms to either side. In spite of the few changes that have been made to the house, its original form is evident and it preserves the most unaltered interior of any creole house in Ste. Genevieve/

-- 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-1104 - Nicolas Janis House, 244 Old St. Mary's Road, Sainte Genevieve, Ste. Genevieve County, MO
  • Bill Eichelberger - wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com