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Pierre Menard House, County Highway 6, Fort Gage, Randolph County, IL



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B&W Photos

HB435299
View From East, Overlooking The House

HB435300
View From Southwest.

HB435301
View From Southwest.

HB435302
Kitchen Wing, From The South.

HB435303
View From Northeast.

HB435304
Mantel, Northwest Room.

HB435305
Mantel, Southwest Room.

HB435306
Kitchen Interior.


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Item Title


Location
County Highway 6, Fort+Gage, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IL-286
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-207).
Building/structure dates: 1802 initial construction
National Register Number: 70000245
Significance: The first owner of the house, Pierre Menard, was a successful French-Canadian trader and the first Lieutenant Governor of Illinois. As a one and one-half story framed house built in the French Colonial tradition, it features a wide veranda supported by stone pillars and an exposed stone basement. A stone kitchen is connected to the house by a breezeway. Many of the original Menard furnishings are still associated with the home and it is open for public tours. A two-story brick smokehouse and stone springhouse on the grounds enhance the cultural setting. It was named a National Historic Landmark in 1970 and later listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Related Names
Champaigne, Joseph


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. View from east, overlooking the house. October 1, 1940. Photos by Lester Jones.
2. View from southwest.
3. View from southwest.
4. Kitchen wing, from the south.
5. View from northeast.
6. Mantel, northwest room.
7. Mantel, southwest room.
8. Kitchen interior.


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