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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