Bequette-Ribault House

351 St. Mary Road, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri


General View From The Northeast Showing East And North Sides

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

View photos at Library of Congress


Street View 


One of three surviving examples of the distinctive upright log construction (poteaux en terre) in Ste. Genevieve. This post in ground construction was the predominant type in the colonial period. The three that survive the Amoureaux House (HABS MO-1113), the Vital St. Gemme Bauvais House (HABS MO-1121), and this one are made of cedar logs, and are large, well-constructed buildings. All three have impressive trussed roofs. This house preserved all the essentials of its original form inspite of later alterations.

-- 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


  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • HABS MO-1114 - Bequet-Ribault House, St. Mary's Road, Sainte Genevieve, Ste. Genevieve County, MO
  • Bill Eichelberger - wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com