The Martin Boismenue House in Dupo, Illinois

The Martin Boismenue House in North Dupo, Illinois was built in 1790 and is one of the oldest structures in Southern Illinois. The simple two-room French log cabin has been shuttered for decades. Currently owned by the State of Illinois, the structure is starting to fall into disrepair due to the lack of upkeep caused by the state's ongoing budget crisis. I grew up in Dupo, Illinois and remember when the house was still a residence. The house was in the process of being torn down when the original log cabin portion was discovered. Sometime in the earlier part of the century, a