Thursday, October 2, 2014

Site Visit: Palais de la Légion d'Honneur

The Palais de la Légion d'Honneur was constructed between 1782 and 1787. During the time Thomas Jefferson witnessed its construction, it was called Hôtel de Salm. Jefferson was inspired by it and decided to redesign his estate Monticello after he returned from Paris in 1789.
Here are two pictures of his estate, Monticello, the "Little Mountain."

Here are two pictures of a replica of the Palais de la Légion d'Honneur, the Palace of the Legion of Honor, constructed in 1924 in San Francisco, California. 

As you can see, there is a real exchange of architectural influence between France and the United States. 


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