Nicholas Jarrot Mansion
Nicholas Jarrot built this historic mansion in Cahokia, Illinois in 1807-1810. Jarrot was a successful fur trader, lawyer, judge, and businessman. At one point he owned 25,000 acres of land. He built his house in the Federal Style, which was popular on the east coast and a new style that could be described as definitely American. The home is owned by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and is largely an inactive historic site except during open house festivals. It is listed on that National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark. It is also an Illinois State Historic Site.
Backstory and Context
Rhetta, Jane. "Nicholas Jarrot Mansion." National Park Service - National Historic Landmark Nomination Form. August 07, 2001. http://focus.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/NRHP/Text/74002197.pdf.
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