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February 27, 2013

Jefferson City, MO (February 27, 2013) Congratulations to Mimi Stiritz, Vice-President of Les Amis, who will receive the Rozier Award from Missouri Preservation on Feb. 27, 2013 in Jefferson City. Les Amis is eternally grateful for her help and proud of her very distinguished preservation history. We hope that members will be able to support Mimi by going to this impressive ceremony with a delightful luncheon reception following.

Along with Mimi Stiritz receiving the Rozier Award from Missouri Preservation, a second Les Amis-related award will be given! The Antoine Lalumondiere Home restoration in Ste. Genevieve will also be recognized at the Missouri Preservation ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda on February 27th in Jefferson City. This property was purchased and restored by Les Amis member and former board member John Karel, Director of Tower Grove Park in St. Louis. We congratulate him as well on this well-deserved recognition!

The Lalumondiere house is an example of the French vertical log construction technique known as "poteau-sur-solle", or "post on sill". It was built in 1829 and thus reflects the strength and persistence of French cultural building traditions until relatively late in the American period of Missouri history. It had until recently been in a perilous state of decline.

More info can be found at the Missouri Preservation website: Missouri Preservation