As the oldest county in Illinois, St. Clair County is rich with history. Our real estate agents know that its unique charm is a big part of the reason why people from all over Illinois and across the United States choose the area for a new home.
As you visit Belleville homes for sale, you'll no doubt find the well-kept properties and beautiful variety of architectural styles striking. An abundant assortment of historic places are waiting for you to explore, and some of them may even be right in your own neighborhood.
- Emma Kunz House – 602 Fulton Street, Belleville, IL 62220
The circa 1851 Emma Kunz House offers visitors a glimpse of what domestic life was once like in working-class Belleville. This brick cottage harkens back to the "German Street House" style popular with newly settled German immigrants. The home narrowly escaped demolition and was donated in 1972.
- Old Cahokia Courthouse – 107 Elm Street, Cahokia, IL 62206
Old Cahokia Courthouse is famous as the temporary headquarters of Lewis and Clark, the cartographers who explored the vast holdings of the Louisiana Purchase. It was originally built as a French dwelling back in 1740 and was a bustling center of activity for 20 years after becoming a courthouse.
- Nicholas Jarrot Mansion – 124 East 1st St, Cahokia, IL 62206
Completed in 1810 for a prominent citizen of French origin, Nicholas Jarrot Mansion is the oldest remaining brick residence anywhere in Illinois. The Jarrot Mansion is considered unusual since it showcases characteristics of American Federal architecture rather than the French Colonial style widely seen elsewhere in the region.
- Katherine Dunham Museum – 1005 Pennsylvania Avenue, East St. Louis, IL 62201
The Katherine Dunham Museum celebrates the life and work of globally renowned dancer and choreographer Katherine Dunham, who held a doctorate in anthropology and dedicated her life to fostering "a cultural awakening" in East St. Louis. Her collections on display include costumes, jewelry, and much more.
- Martin-Boismenue House State Historic Site – 2110 1st Street, East Carondelet, IL 62240
Also known as the Pierre Martin House, the Martin-Boismenue House State Historic Site was built about 1790 by its namesake frontiersman. It is one of the oldest surviving structures of any kind in the state of Illinois. The one-story French Creole cabin has been painstakingly restored and welcomes guests for full tours.
- St. Clair County Historical Society – 701 East Washington Street, Belleville, IL 62220
St. Clair County Historical Society serves as the vanguard of historical preservation in the St. Clair area. Society members act as the caretakers for four major historic structures around the county. They also support historical research through a unique collection of hundreds of books, articles, periodicals, journals, and letters.
- Labor and Industry Museum – 123 North Church Street, Belleville, IL 62220
Belleville's Labor and Industry Museum sits within the historic Conrad Bornman House, built in 1837. Telling the story of the region's contribution to the industrial movement, it highlights examples of local trades from the time. Visitors can see examples of glass-making, casting, and an archive of more than 1,000 images and patents.
Contact us at Strano & Associates Real Estate to uncover St. Clair County real estate opportunities.