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The Chinese Pagoda – La pagode chinoise


This private mansion was built in the 1870s by the manufacturer and mayor of Romorantin, Anatole Aristide Normant (1835-1889). It was surrounded by an enormous garden. The pagoda built in 1879 was used to store water to maintain the grounds. After his death, It was bought by his brother Louis-Antoine, one of the owners of the building in yesterday’s photo.

Cet hôtel particulier fut édifié à la fin des années 1870 à Romorantin par Anatole Aristide Normant (1835-1889), manufacturier et maire de la ville entre 1871 et 1875. Après sa mort elle a été achetée par son frère Louis-Antoine, l’un des propriétaires du bâtiment figurant à la photo d’hier.

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