Factory of veneering (plumbers factory) Guy Lacroix, French Heritage monument to Villards d heria

Office and production: limestone rubble, extension of 1965 in cinder block concrete, 2 basement floors and a square floor, elevation span corrugated. Industrial store, packaging and recent workshop: cinder block of concrete and iron pan, coating and sheet weatherboarding, downstairs with or without floor basement, metal frame, long pans and shed, sheet, plate and corrugated. Louis Lacroix and Lucien François built around 1888 a turnery, quickly acquired by Henri Bessonnat. It expanded the plant around 1900 in constructing a manufacturing workshop, a steam engine, a warehouse and a housing. It produces valves, mouth-bottles, services to salad, dryers, hangers, piano stools, chairs, Garden embroidery looms, bowling, bilboquets, etc. It gives the site around 1919 to Henri Picot. Burned in June 1923, the factory is rebuilt the following year then recovery by the Ets Welsh to 1931. The manufacturer of toys Monneret, who has just invented Foosball, settled in 1936 S.A.R.L. André Monneret and son, founded during the 1930 decade. It remains there until the transfer of its activities to Lons-le-Saunier, in 1946. Converted factory of painting in the early 1950s, the factory passes in 1957 to transform S.A. family Lacroix-Guy, business society and manufacturing articles menagersen wood (rolling pins, etc.). Enlargements take place from 1963 to 1965 (end of the particular office building) and then to 1975. Closing in 1989, the trading activity predominates. In 1991, the site is sold to the commune, which demolished part of the buildings. It leases the former shops of shipment to the S.A. toys Clairbois, whose main factory is located in the South of the village, and to project to develop housing in the offices. 2 vertical water wheels at the beginning of the 20th century. Turbine installed in the 1930s. About fifteen people at the beginning of the 20th century, some thirty in 1957, a dozen to 1989.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

factory of veneering (plumbers factory) Guy Lacroix
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Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

factory of veneering (plumbers factory) Guy Lacroix, Office and production: limestone rubble, extension of 1965 in cinder block concrete, 2 basement floors and a square floor, elevation span corrugated. (...) Factory of veneering (plumbers factory) Guy Lacroix, French Heritage monument to Villards d heria villards d heria, jura

Location and general information

  • identifier : 166321
  • item : usine de tabletterie (usine de tournerie) Lacroix Guy
  • Location of the building :
    • Franche-Comté
    • Jura
    • Villards-d'Héria
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 39561
  • Zip code of the municipality : 39260
  • Order in the communal list : 7
  • Name of the building : The building is designated by the following 2 names :
    • plant
    • plant tabletterie
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 4 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 19th century
    • 4th quarter 19th century
    • 20th century
    • 3rd quarter 20th century
  • Investigation : 1991

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 9 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • limestone
    • rubble
    • coating
    • iron pan
    • concrete
    • iron
    • sheet shingler
    • concrete blockwork
    • shingler
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 5 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • sprocket cover
    • shed
    • pinion
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) : 2 elements in the composition of the hedge, among them we noted
    • corrugated
    • metal cover
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • A mode of coverage listed 'steelwork apparent'
  • Floors : 2 type of floors in this manual :
    • 1 floor square
    • 2 floors of basement
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas : 13 distinct parts in the constitution of this place :
    • court
    • housing
    • workshop
    • manufacturing workshop
    • office
    • channel
    • plant
    • industrial store
    • shelter
    • packaging workshop
    • transformer
    • store
    • fireplace
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use : This building has been used in different ways over time. We know 2 successive uses. :
    • toy-factory
    • factory paint and varnish


  • Other : 2 various other information are available
    • inventory of heritage
    • property public © region franche-Comté
  • Author of the survey MH : Poupard Laurent
  • Mérimée reference : IA39000055

Contributions documentaries made by visitors

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Description of this building by Utilisateur anonyme :

Le bâtiment est plutôt bien décrit. Les images appartiennent pour la première à la collection Grandmottet, la seconde à la collection Mandrillon.

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L'histoire est globalement juste, à quelques détails près sur la partie la plus récente.

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