Pierre Menard House
This historic home was built around 1802 (another source indicates 1815) by Pierre Menard, one of Illinois' important political figures in the state's early history. Architect Joseph Champaigne designed the house in the French Colonial style like those found in Louisiana. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also a National Historic Landmark. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency manages the home, now a museum.
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