French Legation Museum

French Legation Museum

The French Legation Museum as it exists today represents a conscientious effort to return to details authentic to the time of the earlier building, although only three pieces of furniture, an armchair and settee in the parlor and a table in the kitchen, originally belonged to Dubois de Saligny. Many pieces remain from the Robertson family's ownership of the home. The reconstructed French country kitchen is notable for its extensive nineteenth-century equipment. Gardens and outdoor plantings added in the 1950's, although not authentic to the bare "swept yards" of early Texas, provide the twentieth-century visitor to the Museum with a refreshing oasis of green in a busy city.