LOUIS BOLDUC HOUSE(1785)
123 South Main Street
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
(573) 883-3105

Bolduc HouseOpen: Monday thru Saturday, April 1 to November 1: 10am to 5 pm; Sunday:
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed: Easter Sunday
Directions: From St. Louis, follow I-55 south for 60 miles to Ste. Genevieve Exit. From Main Street in the center of the village, there are well-marked directions to the house.

The Bolduc House was constructed about 1785, incorporating in the structure a smaller house built in Ste. Genevieve in 1770. It was built by Louis Bolduc, a prosperous French Canadian miner, merchant, and planter.

It is the first instance of an authentic and complete restoration of a French colonial house of the Mississippi Valley.

The house is built with "posts on a sill," the heavy oak timbers set about six inches apart and infilled with plaster made from mud, Spanish moss, and animal hair. The steep roof, supported by heavy tresses held together by mortises and tenons, spreads out on all four sides to cover the gallery.

NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
WINNER OF THE 2005 PRESERVE AMERICA PRESIDENTIAL AWARD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Erik Kvalsvik