314 N Charles St, Belleville, IL, 62220 $53,500
c.1872 Fixer Upper Second Empire in Belleville, IL Under $54K
This Second Empire was most likely originally originally owned by an educated German immigrant who came to this country after the German revolution. When the home was built in 1873, 90% of Belleville’s population were German born or of German descent.
The house was made with locally manufactured bricks, and although the neighborhood’s crime rate is not the greatest, the brick sidewalks, old-fashioned lamp posts and lovely, brick nearby homes make for an attractive section of N. Charles Street. My question is, “What is all this 1990’s tile doing in these old gems lately?” I think this is the third one today.