Ste. Genevieve, MO lies tight along the Mississippi, about two hours south of St. Louis. It is Missouri’s Canadian connection, and having been founded in 1735, is the oldest permanent European settlement in the state. I spent about 2 1/2 hours there, in the afternoon of September 19. Here is a sampling of the town’s architecture, both of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Of course, I started at a 20th Century edifice: Great River Road Visitor Center.
Then, it was time to revert to Les Bontemps Vieux.
The County Courthouse is typical of the Midwest’s great structures.
The Cathedral of Ste. Genevieve is, by far, the signature piece of this lovely town, named in her honour.
This grand little settlement has its cheeky side, and here’s a nod to one of my online friends.
Day 29 was a misty, cool visit to another unexpected favourite- Little Rock.
My ears flipped when I read about the Canadian connection. The photos are lovely.
The voyageurs came down the Mississippi, after founding Dubuque, Iowa and exploring the Fox River Valley, in Illinois. St. Genevieve is actually older than St. Louis.
We readers are fortunate you seem to be immune to road weariness.
I have a few miles to recount in this past trip, John. A lovely person here in Prescott is appealing to my sense of home, so who knows what my next itinerary will be, and when.
Great pictures of some cool architectural antiques. I really like the little limestone building with the two doors. There seems to be a door for Papa and one for Mama.
That is likely.