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Belleville Historic District

The Belleville Historic District is a historic district in Belleville, Illinois. The primarily residential district consists of an irregularly shaped area on the east side of Belleville. 70 buildings are included in the district, all of which are contributing buildings to its historic character.[2] The homes in the district represent Belleville's residential development from 1830 to 1900. Many of the houses were designed in a vernacular cottage style popular among the city's German immigrants; while common in Belleville and other Metro-East cities, the style is little seen elsewhere in the state. Formal architectural styles such as Greek Revival and Italianate are also prevalent in the district.[3]

Belleville Historic District
Charles near Garfield, Belleville.jpg
Houses on Charles St.
Belleville Historic District is located in Illinois
Belleville Historic District
Belleville Historic District is located in the United States
Belleville Historic District
LocationBelleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA
Coordinates38°31′18″N 89°59′43″W / 38.52167°N 89.99528°W / 38.52167; -89.99528Coordinates: 38°31′18″N 89°59′43″W / 38.52167°N 89.99528°W / 38.52167; -89.99528
Area154 acres (62 ha)
Architectural styleItalianate, Greek Revival, vernacular[1]
NRHP reference #76002165[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 7, 1976

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1976.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Property Information Report: Belleville Historic District". Historic Architectural Resources Geographic Information System. Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
  3. ^ Wagner, Robert (March 9, 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Belleville Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved February 14, 2014.