“Old Rover in his moss-greened house
Mumbles a bone, and barks at a mouse.”
Walter De La Mare (1873-1956), British poet. Summer Evening (l. 3-4). FM. Fellow Mortals; an Anthology of Animal Verse. Roy Fuller, comp. (1981) MacDonald and Evans Ltd.
TIME: 2:43 PM
PLACE: Jarrot Mansion, Cahokia, IL
SUBJECT: Springhouse roof
This morning, MB, SD and I helped in creating an outdoor classroom at their school. Then, after we had MB and SD hosed down, the family traveled down to Cahokia for the Jarrot Mansion Special Anniversary Open House. The mansion was originally built between 1807 and 1810 by Nicholas Jarrot, a native of France who made his fortune in land speculation (records show he owned as much as 25,000 acres in the area!). Jarrot’s home is one of the earliest examples of Federal style architecture in America. The property was placed on the national Register of Historic Places in 1974 and is in the process of being historically preserved.