22 S 15th St, Belleville, IL 62220
c.1877 German Tiny House in Belleville, IL $42K
After the failure of the German Revolution of 1848, many educated Germans fled their homeland and settled in Belleville. By 1870, about 90% of Belleville’s residents were either German-born or of German descent. They built these tiny homes with local brick, and procured jobs in the many manufacturing businesses Belleville had to offer.
The city became a manufacturing center after the American Civil War, producing printing presses, nails, agricultural equipment, gray iron castings and stoves. In fact, Belleville became known as “The Stove Capital of the World.”