Wednesday, November 10, 2010

daniel boone home and boonefield village

daniel boone's home four story georgian style completed in 1810 and where boone died in 1820. the village is located in the Femme Osage Valley
again the weather has been wonderful, temperatures like summer, much to pretty to stay inside, so off i went with my friend c to the home of daniel boone. boonefield village is a collection of home from the era that have been gathered up and moved here from other parts of st louis and st charles. the homes are from the 19th century and represent life in the 1800's. the building above is the school house typical dog trot home, area in the center used as a breezeway to keep the home cool in the summer, one side typically used for cooking etc, the other was the living area
general mercantile store circa 1840.
the rear of daniel's home
the sappington-dressel home circa 1870, the home was taken apart and reassembled in boonefield village by 2 full time employees and 2 volunteers
on the top of the steeple of old peace chapel
old peace chapel circa 1840, seats about 100 people and is used for weddings, baptisms, renewal of vows.
looking back to the boone home the site is owned by Lindenwood University and is part of the university campus. schools use the area for field trips and re enactors make history come alive. there are special events throughout the year coming up is the Christmas candle light tour. i'm so glad i found this treasure about 20 minutes from my home

No comments: