Valles Mines, Missouri, U S A
Founded in 1749 by Francois Valle years. 274 years later as The Valle Mining Company, his 4000+
acre property every year absorbs 21,000 tons of carbon dioxide and puts out 14,000 tons of oxygen, enough
to meet the needs of 63,000 people. [USDA Forest Facts]
The Rehab of the All-Oak Building in 1986
All the new wood was harvested from our forest by Tom Jarvis and sawn by his brother.
The Gut of 2018
Architectural blueprints were drawn up for modernization, the house was gutted (see
picture), then work stopped. In hopes of restarting the project,
John Sprague, Master Builder consulted to develop
a framing detail needed to bring the second floor up to Jefferson County's modern building code
for occupancy. Well repair to restore running water was estimated by the original well driller,
then [crickets]. Nothing has been heard since from the Board of the Valle Mining Company.