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Michel Brouillet House - Vincennes, IN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 41.004 W 087° 31.668
16S E 454093 N 4281776
Quick Description: "...and a rare enclosed bed in the front bedroom that has the date 1759 carved on its doors." ~ Discover Own Town
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 3/15/2019 4:38:14 AM
Waymark Code: WM107KW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

County of building: Knox County
Location of structure: 508 N. 1st St., Vincennes
Built: c. 1790
Listed as number 1 structure in the district nomination form
Phone: 812-882-7886 or 800-886-6443

"The Brouillet House, 509 N. First Street (c. 1790): A French Canadian Colonial House with vertical hewn logs with bousillage between "poteaux sur sol", approximately 35' x 25'. Original four room house has had a lean-to added to rear. The exterior has been covered with clapboard and it was remodeled before the turn of the century." ~ NRHP Nomination Form


Marker on site:
Erected in 1995
Marker erected by: Indiana Historical Bureau and Old Northwest Corporation

Marker text:

OLD FRENCH HOUSE
Home of French fur trader Michel Brouillet (1774-1838). French Creole cottage (built circa 1806) is typical of "posts-on-sill" construction technique used by French settlers in Mississippi Valley during eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Restoration 1974-1976. Located within Vincennes Historic District.

The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]

The attraction’s own URL: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation:
Tours are available by appointment


Admission Prices:
Please call 812.882.7422 to schedule a tour. *Group tours of 10+, please call the Vincennes/Knox Co. Visitors & Tourism Bureau @ 1.800.886.6443, Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm (ET).


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Up to 1 hour

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle Only

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