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Jarrot, Nicholas, Mansion

Cahokia, Illinois
County of St. Clair.
124 East First Street
National Register Number: 74002197
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: IL-12 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: House Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - August 7, 2001):
The Nicholas Jarrot Mansion, built between 1807 and 1810 gives evidence of the western transmission and construction of an early American architecture: the Federal style. Located at the western boundary of the Northwest Territory, within the French Colonial region of the Mid-Mississippi River valley, the design and contruction of the Jarrot Mansion is an early and rare example of the Federal style in a region that was detached as a territorial wilderness. It is a solid masonry building constructed within the early development of the Northwest Territory as an expression of the architectural evolution within the early western expansion of the American territories. The mansion signifies an individual intent to reach beyond the local building traditions and customs of the provincial region of the mid-Mississippi River valley toward a broader architectural genre.

Potential state-wide budget cuts may present a future threat to the landmark.

The $1.65 million state appropriation to complete interior and exterior restoration/preservation is underway.

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