This home was built soon after Belleville became a city in 1850.
Major immigration in the mid-19th century to this area occurred following revolutions in Germany, and most of the European-American population is of German ancestry.
Many of the educated Germans fled their homeland after the failure of the German Revolution in 1848. Belleville was the center of the first important German settlement in Illinois. By 1870, an estimated 90% of the city’s population was either German-born or of German descent
The city’s early German immigrants were educated with degrees from German universities. They established one of the first kindergartens in the US in Belleville.
Brokered by: Strano & Associates Real Estate – Belleville
This home could be AMAZING with renovations and is just waiting for someone to restore it! 3000+ square feet of space with potential to finish the third floor as well. 12 foot ceilings throughout make this feel even bigger than it is. A grand foyer staircase splits the living room and family room as you enter. A generous size dining room houses a fireplace and sits just off the kitchen while a huge bonus room is off the other side of the kitchen for easy entertaining.
Step upstairs to two nice size bedrooms that share a full bath or escape to the master wing complete with a sitting room offering a fireplace and potential for a stunning master bath with walk-in shower. Walk up to the attic which could be finished into additional living space to make the house huge. This is definitely a project home but could be the envy of all your friends when completed as it’s an absolute stunner! CASH OR CONVENTIONAL BUYERS ONLY, SELLER TO PERFORM NO INSPECTIONS, SOLD AS-IS.