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Save This Old House – c.1862 Home For Sale in Belleville, IL Under $30K

523 Abend St, Belleville, IL, 62220       $29,900


Save this old house. Belleville, Illinois, is well-known for these old brick cottages, and they have always intrigued me.


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.

After the American Civil War, the city became a manufacturing center producing printing presses, nails, agricultural equipment, gray iron castings and stoves. In fact, Belleville became known as “The Stove Capital of the World.”

These simple brick cottages were the first style of houses in Belleville, known locally as “German street houses.”


Below is a German Street House in Belleville that has been fully restored.

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Save this old house. Historical home for sale in need of restoration. You will be shocked at the amount of square footage and large rooms. Plenty of space to add additional baths, studio or office space, or whatever your needs might be. This large 1862 home was once a grocery store and living quarters. There is a large 34×16 living room/dining room combo. All rooms are large and plenty of storage in the spacious basement. Furnace 2006 and roof was done in 2011-2012. Utilities are not on and will not be on for viewing or inspections. Info is gathered from various sources, info should be verified by buyer or buyer’s agent including square ftg, lot size, school district, etc.

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