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French Colonial House
French Colonial House
Resource Typeimage
TitleFrench Colonial House
Coverage / Year18th century to 1920
DescriptionThis one-story house shows the typical overhanging eaves and vertical log construction of French Colonial structures. A short fence encloses the property.
InterpretationThis drawing is from the collection of Pierre Chouteau, Commandant of Fort Carondelet, and brother of Auguste Chouteau. Pierre Chouteau was the son of Jean Pierre Chouteau, 1758-1849 (who also went by the name Pierre). The Chouteau family were prominant fur traders. Auguste Chouteau (also known as Rene Auguste) founded St. Louis with his stepfather, Pierre Laclede, in 1764.
Lesson Plans / ThemesFrench in Illinois; Settling in the Midwest
Learning Standards16 History; 17 Geography; 18 Social systems;
Author or CreatorIllinois Heritage Association
Other ContributorsAlvord, Clarence Walworth, ed. The Centennial History of Illinois. Vol. 1. The Illinois Country. Springfield, Ill.: Illinois Centennial Commission, 1920.
Subject / KeywordsFrench Colonial Period; Vertical log construction; French Colonial District; Chouteau, Pierre, 1789-1865;
Collection PublisherIllinois Heritage Association
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Resource IdentifierIHA00003
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