Paris Courtanvaux Colombes 1759 SIT

Site Description: 
Country house in the present-day suburb of Colombes, in the north-west of Paris.
Type of Site
Site of Chemistry: 
Yes
Site of Alchemy: 
No
Laboratory: 
Yes
Teaching Room: 
No
Location
Pinned Location: 
Accuracy: 
Accurate
Historical Location
Historical Country: 
France
Historical City: 
Paris
Historical District: 
Colombes
Period of Operation
Date First Recorded: 
1759
End Date: 
1781 Jul 7th
The Site
Owners/Operators: 
Physical Description: 
Laboratory was in the main house overlooking a small court and the garden.
Activities at the Site
Site Activities: 
HM Rouelle ran his lab.
Notes: 
Courtanvaux also had a mineral collection, a pharmacy and an observatory there. His library, and probably a part of his collection of mathematical and physical instruments, seems to have been in his hotel on the rue de Richelieu. He had an a laboratory and a collection of machines in his apartment at Versailles and a pottery works in his Chateau at Ancy-le-France.
The observatory was in a tower which was used as the station on the Paris Argenteuil railway line when it was opened in 1851. It was demolished in 1887. On 3 June 1769 Jean Bernouilli did observations on the transit of Venus there. A photo of the
Primary Sources: 
Detailed Reference: 
ET LV/41, 7/8/81, inventaire après deces
Detailed Reference: 
8/1759, p. 549