This building complex was built in 1906 by François Denhaut, an innovator of Aubusson public works, who in 1902 submitted a patent for a cross-beam reinforced cement design which he had developed. This building truly showcases his expertise in construction.
The architecture of the main façade denotes significant Art Nouveau influences. Note the vegetal patterns on the first-floor wrought iron balustrade, the decoration under the second-floor windows and the red terracotta bas-reliefs on the third-floor parapet.
After the construction of this building, François Denhaut returned to aeronautics and was involved in the launch of aviation in the Creuse area. In 1909, he built a biplane and produced his first hydroplane in 1911. He was decorated with the Legion of Honour in 1921.