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Creole House

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Creole House

281 Market Street

Prairie du Rocher, Illinois 62277

(618) 282-2245


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Type: Buildings

Illinois Tourism District: Southern

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The original portion of the Creole House was built in approximately 1800 by Dr. Robert McDonald, who had migrated to Prairie du Rocher from South Carolina. This one room dwelling was used as a living room, kitchen, dining area, and sleeping quarters. MacDonald later added a second room which was used as either an office or as an additional bedroom. This portion of the house was constructed in the French creole vernacular post-in-ground (poteaux-en-terre) manner that was common in this region in the 18th century.


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