The Pierre Menard Home, considered one of the finest still-existing models of Southern French Colonial architecture, affords visitors an authentic glimpse into upper-class French-American life during the late 1700s and early 1800s.
The home's one-and-a-half story, clapboard-covered frame structure rests on an exposed stone basement-a style known as "raised cottage." A spacious porch wraps around the front and sides and gives access to rooms on the main floor.
Restored by the Department of Conservation, the home is furnished with many original pieces. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Located in southern Illinois in Randolph County. Donations accepted.