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1. Solon House, 503 S. State St., Champaign, Illinois Solon House, 503 S. State St., Champaign, Illinois Italianate; Cupola The Solon House is one of the finest examples of the Italianate style in Champaign-Urbana. It features a low-pitched hip roof with wide overhanging eaves and large brackets. The windows are arched, surmounted...

2. Pierre Menard Home, Ellis Grove, Illinois Pierre Menard Home, Ellis Grove, Illinois Architecture; French Colonial District; Vertical log construction; Menard, Pierre, 1766-1844 Collection of views of the Pierre Menard Home.

3. Pierre Martin/Boismenue House, Dupo, Illinois Pierre Martin/Boismenue House, Dupo, Illinois Architecture; French Colonial Period; French Colonial District; Vertical log construction; Dupo, Illinois; Martin, Pierre; Cahokia, Illinois The vertical log construction of the Pierre Martin house was revealed when the exterior clapboard was removed. The vertical walnut timbers are anchored at top and bottom by wooden pegs, a technique called...

4. Fort de Chartres, Illinois Fort de Chartres, Illinois French Colonial District; Military history; Forts & fortifications; The third Fort de Chartres, a limestone structure with four bastions, was built by the French in the Illinois Country in 1753, replacing two earlier wooden structures.
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