404 N Charles St, Belleville, IL, 62220 $42,000
The exterior of this fold farm home is wonderful. Imagine the brick beauty this could become!
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.
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.”