218 S Charles St, Belleville, IL, 62220 $
57,500 Sold on June 23, 2021 for $52,500
c.1854 Fixer Upper in Belleville, IL Under $58K
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.