The Martin-Boismenue House, located in East Carondelet, Illinois near Cahokia, Illinois, is an example of the French Creole style of architecture known as "poteaux sur solle" (post-on-sill). It was built around 1790 by Pierre Martin and is considered one of the oldest surviving residences in Illinois. The French poteau sur solle technique uses squared-log outer walls that rest upright on a log sill which is mounted on a stone foundation. The home has been restored with period furnishings to portray how the people of Cahokia lived during the time of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The home has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Visitors may call for an appointment to tour the Martin-Boismenue House. See website for more information.
2110 1st Street
East Carondelet, IL 62240