Here is a move-in ready home for sale in Belleville, Illinois. Belleville is well-known for these old brick cottages, and they have always intrigued me. The agent has the build date as 1930, but that is probably the build date for the rear addition. The house itself is much earlier.
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.”
Beautifully kept, move-in ready home for sale in Historic Belleville that will impress you the moment you walk in. The character of the home reveals itself immediately with exposed brick in the foyer and the beautiful french doors leading to the large living room with 10 ft high tray ceiling.The large dining room features a cozy bump out window seat to enjoy your favorite book. Spacious kitchen features a ton of cabinet space, back splash, stainless steel appliances, and ceramic tile flooring. Main floor also has the 2nd bedroom and half bath. Upstairs is the master suite with a full bathroom and walk in closets. Home has two decks and has a gravel driveway along with off street parking. Shopping, public transportation, parks and more. Home will be city compliant by closing. Call your favorite agent to view this home today!