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Indiana Historical Bureau

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Old French House

Location: 509 N. 1st Street, north of Seminary Street intersection, Vincennes. (Knox County, Indiana)

Erected 1995 Indiana Historical Bureau and Old Northwest Corporation

ID# : 42.1995.1


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.


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