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French America

French-AmericaFew Americans and French are aware of the rich and varied legacy of French and French-influenced architecture in the United States. It is a subject that had never been adequately surveyed or studied until French Heritage Society undertook a pioneering project.

The result, French America, published in 2004, is a highly visual book which contains a broad overview of the history and present sate of French structures and sites still standing in the United States.

These range from simple Creole structures in Illinois, Missouri, and Louisiana to the urban masterpieces of the United States capital in Washington D.C., and the City Hall in New York City, and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, which was modeled after the Hôtel de Salm in Paris.