• 최종편집 2023-02-02(목)
 

 

images.jpg

 

Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, named after the patron saint of Paris, was founded by French Canadians around 1735, making it the oldest permanent European settlement in Missouri. Much of Ste. Geneviève’s charm is due to the exceptional preservation of the original colonial settlement 


Still maintaining houses built by the French in the 18th century, Ste. Genevieve attracts tourists through many early French settlers’ homes. Beauvais-Amoureux Historic House, for example, was built in 1792 with a steeply-pointed roof, reminiscent of early French Canadian architecture. Other historic buildings are the Bolduc & LeMeilleur Houses built with vertical log structures, representing the colonial Americans' living conditions.


Having visited the historic housing sites at Ste. Geneviève’s National Registered Historic District, I found myself fully immersed in each room. The plentiful French early Empire furniture in every living quarter caught my attention instantly. At the Felix Vallé Historical House Site, a fully operating fresh garden was still cultivated in the original brick and frame outbuildings. 


Sainte Genevieve Catholic Parish also depicts French influence on the previously French, Louisiana Purchase territory. Catholic church in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, is the first organized European church west of the Mississippi River. The interior is filled with original stained glass windows and paintings from the French colonial era.


Last but not least, the Louis Bolduc House Museum is a prime example of traditional French Colonial architecture. In 1792, Louis Bolduc, a successful merchant built a one-story house at the new village site. Still owned by the Bolduc family descendants until the 1940s, the Louis Bolduc House now turned into a museum for colonial French artifacts and furnished pieces.


If you visit the States, make sure to explore the French influence on towns like Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.

 

- Alex Lee,  senior (12th grade) at Thomas Jefferson School in St. Louis, Missouri.-   




태그

전체댓글 0

  • 29522
비밀번호 :
메일보내기닫기
기사제목
French Article
보내는 분 이메일
받는 분 이메일
인터넷신문사,인터넷언론사,청소년신문,글로벌리더스클럽,글로벌주니어기자단,주니어기자단,글로벌리더스어학원,tbc글로벌주니어기자단,글로벌리더,세계청소년신문,글로벌리더활동,세계청소년소식,미국무성무료교환센터,청소년꿈랩,꿈발굴단,ADRF필리핀국제봉사,필리핀코리안타운,소나무교육,청소년취재활동,글로벌기자단,꿈발굴단이간다,달서구교육뉴스,어린이기자단,리더스타임즈,리더스타임,isc코리아,지구촌뉴스,동남아뉴스.리더스타임즈,leaderstimes.