As far as my progress goes on creating a 1750 French habitant kit, I have created a set of blue broadcloth mitasses and a brayet. It is overdue that I post some pictures of the projects and some research.
On another topic, I did get a chance to visit the historic district of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri a few weeks ago. There is a collection of French homes dating from the late 18th and early 19th century that are rather interesting to look at. A couple of the examples are the poteaux-en-terre and the poteaux- sur-solle types of construction. I like to call them a typical French log cabin of the time. You'll notice the structures are built of vertical logs.
|Model of Bolduc House, poteaux sur solle construction|
|Bolduc House in Ste. Genevieve, MO|
|Model of poteaux en terre construction|
|Bequette-Ribault House located on St. Mary's Road near Ste. Genevieve, MO|