- Few Southeast students face suspension, expulsion for sexual assaults, campus paper finds (4/25/17)5
- Perryville family organizing bone-marrow drive Friday for ailing 6-year-old boy (4/26/17)
- Woman battered after smashing boyfriend's meth pipe against wall, police say (4/25/17)1
- Pilot House goes smoke-free (4/23/17)10
- Temptations bassist dies after Cape Girardeau show (4/26/17)2
- Event includes the first public tour of 200-year-old Elmwood Manor (4/23/17)3
- BBB warns Jackson man's online business might not be legit (4/24/17)
- Cape couple turns their home into cozy, comfortable music venue (4/24/17)
- Cape councilman Bob Fox to run for mayor (4/21/17)5
- Sikeston man charged in shooting death of Cape man (4/23/17)
For sale - A piece of Missouri's history
Anyone looking for a home to buy can find plenty of choices and price ranges in the classified ads of the Southeast Missourian. But one choice opportunity was recently listed in a news story, and the house in question is a rare find.
It is the Jean Baptiste Valle home in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., which was constructed in 1794 when George Washington was president. The Valle home may be one of the most historic private homes in Missouri.
The current elderly owners of the Valle home had planned to donate the property to the community. But mounting medical bills mean they need to sell the home to cover their expenses. They are asking $325,000.
If the home is to be sold, it can only be hoped that the buyer will be willing to preserve its rich past. For a relatively modest price, someone will own one of the state's most significant pieces of history.