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French Laundry


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1900/00/00 French Laundry is originally built as a saloon by Scottish stonemason Alexander 'Gus' Clark for Pierre 'Peter' Guillaume.
1907/00/00 Peter Guillaume sells his saloon to the Lande family. It was converted into a French laundry and later a boardinghouse.
1974/00/00 Yountville mayor Don Schmidt buys the building and remodels it into a restaurant called the French Laundry.
1994/00/00 Thomas Keller Chef Thomas Keller buys the French Laundry restaurant from Don Schmidt.

Eat and Drink »

Eats Time Dinner
Eatery Type Restaurant
Eatery Category Upscale Dining

Data »

Particulars for French Laundry:
Food Attribute American Food
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Level of Significance Local
Owner Private
Historic Use Professional
Historic Use Restaurant
Historic Use Single dwelling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 19th April 1978

Registry Name: French Laundry
Registry Address: 6640 Washington St.
Registry Number: 78000728
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Clark,Alexander (Gus)
Architectural Style: No style listed
Contributing Buildings: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Significant Year: c 1900
Historic Function: Domestic, Commerce, Trade
Historic Sub-Function: Professional, Single dwelling, Restaurant
Current Function: Commerce, Trade, Work in progress
Current Sub-Function: Restaurant

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