Rousseau, Pierre

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Rousseau, Pierre (1751–1810). French architect, much influenced by Peyre. His masterpiece is the Hôtel de Salm (Palais de la Légion d'Honneur, 64 Rue de Lille, Paris (1782–5)), with its colonnaded Ionic screen containing a central monumental arch. He designed a number of apartment-blocks, including those at 25 Quai Voltaire, the Rue Royale, and the Rue de Bellechasse (1770s and early 1780s). He also designed the Chinoiserie pavilion of the Hôtel de Montmorency, Boulevard Montmartre, Paris. He was appointed Architect for the town of Clermont-Ferrand and also had responsibilities for the Département of Puy-de-Dôme, in which capacity he designed the market-buildings at Issoire and the gaol at Riom.

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