• Creator
  • Illinois Heritage Association
  • Created Date
  • 4-23-00
  • Description
  • The overhanging roof creates a gallery that probably once extended around all sides of the house. There is a steep stairway on the gallery that provides access to the second floor. The Amoureaux House is one of the few remaining examples of post-in-ground (poteaux en terre) construction. The upright logs of most buildings of this type have rotted and decayed over the years. The logs in this house are of red cedar. The exterior covering of clap... more
    The overhanging roof creates a gallery that probably once extended around all sides of the house. There is a steep stairway on the gallery that provides access to the second floor. The Amoureaux House is one of the few remaining examples of post-in-ground (poteaux en terre) construction. The upright logs of most buildings of this type have rotted and decayed over the years. The logs in this house are of red cedar. The exterior covering of clapboard was probably added early in the nineteenth century. French in Illinois; Settling in the Midwest. 16 History; 17 Geography. less
  • Format
  • IHA00027.jpg