Ste. Genevieve County is named for Sainte Genevieve, who is the patron saint of Paris, France.
Created: October 1, 1812
Ste. Genevieve 1812 – present
County Courthouse – Ste. Genevieve
Location: 55 South 3rd Street / Market Street
Built: 1885 – 1886
Style: Federalist Revival
Architect: Jerome B Legg
Contractor: Albert A Boyer
Description: The building faces
Built in 1885, the building is a two story red colored brick and Ste. Genevieve sandstone structure. The building faces east and was completed in 1886. There is stone trim at the windows. The roof rises on a slope to a flat roof line. There are gables at the roof peaks. In 1915, a western and southern extension were constructed. The architect was Robert G Kirsch and the contractor was McCarthy Construction Company. On the north side is the clerk’s office which was designed in 1875 by John S Whitlock and built by Joseph B Jennings. On the south side is the old jail also built in 1875.
Note: The first courthouse was built by Loper and McCullough in 1823 for a cost of $1,000. Interior renovations were made in 1853 and 1855. The cost of construction of the clerk’s office was $2,500. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $8,000.
E – Randolph County, Illinois
Photos taken 2009