Amoureux House

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The Amoureux House

The Amoureux House, sometimes called the Beauvais–Amoureux House, is in Ste. Geneviève, Missouri. It was built in 1792 by Jean-Baptiste St. Gemme Beauvais II who moved from Kaskaskia, Illinois. In 1852, it was purchased by Benjamin C. Amoureux, who immigrated to the United States from France.[citation needed]

It is currently operated as a museum by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. It is one of three surviving poteaux-en-terre buildings in Ste. Genevieve and one of five surviving in the entire United States. The other Ste. Genevieve poteaux-en-terre buildings are the Bequette-Ribault House and the Vital St. Gemme Beauvais House I (20 S. Main Street). The remaining two are the LaPointe-Krebs House in Pascagoula, Mississippi and the Badin-Roque House near Natchitoches, Louisiana.[1] The Lasource–Durand Cabin is located behind the Amoureux House.


Amoureux House

Lasource–Durand Cabin


  1. ^ Mark L. Evans (2001). The Commandant's Last Ride. Cape Girardeau, Missouri: Ten-Digit Press. 

External links

  • Amoureux House
  • Amoureux House — Sainte Genevieve, Missouri

Coordinates: 37°58′26″N 90°02′27″W / 37.9740°N 90.0408°W / 37.9740; -90.0408

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