The Jean Baptiste Valle House from the southeast, Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, April 10, 1934, by Alexander Piaget, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
The town of Ste. Genevieve is the oldest permanent European settlement in Missouri — established about 1735 by French Canadian colonists. Today, its National Historic Landmark District has a number of surviving late 18th century and early 19th century homes.
The Jean Baptiste Valle house was built between 1785 and 1796 by Valle and his wife, Jeanne Barbeau.
The house has an “interrupted French colonial gallery” porch on all sides.
This section of porch connected a back bedroom and the kitchen.
These pictures from the 1930s were part of photographic surveys of early Missouri sites made by Alexander and Paul Piaget and Charles von Ravenswaay. In 1984, their work was donated to the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) collection of the Library of Congress (all photos here via the LoC).
The photo above and the two below are not dated, but also seem to have been taken in April 1934. The steps went into the kitchen pantry.
Today, the house is not open to the public. However, in 2013, it was sold to the National Society of the Colonial Dames to ensure its preservation.