Belleville Works by Charles E. King

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The Belleville Historical Society has located 55 structures in the Belleville area attributed to Midcentury Modern architect Charles Erwin King. There may be more and the search continues.

Belleville City Hall and two King-designed residences were recently featured at the Belleville Historical Society’s 2012 Plein Air Art Fair & Auction:

The following is a list of all known King-designed residences and commercial buildings built in the Belleville area:

1947 – Paul Wagner Cottage – 145 Fern Glen Preserve (Shiloh)
1949 – Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Brauer Residence – 604 South Missouri Avenue
1949 – Mr. and Mrs. George Kloess Residence – 1015 McClintock Avenue
1950 – Mr. and Mrs. Eugene J. Marsh Residence – 512 Lafayette Drive
1950 – Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Burkhart Residence – 7915 West Washington Street
1950 – William and Minette Farthing Residence – 8221 West Main Street
1950 – Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fleming Residence – 27 Hilltop Place (East St. Louis)
1951 – Lester and Rosalind Wagner Residence – 2012 North Belt East (demolished 1997 – current site of Commerce Bank)
1951 – Mr. and Mrs. Orville Huntley Residence – 48 Country Club Place
1951 – Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Rogers Residence – 600 South Missouri Avenue
1951 – Irma Hempel Residence – 17 Woodland Court
1951 – Ray and Louise Erwin Residence – 400 Garden Blvd.
1951 – Pearl Wagner Residence – 1106 Dewey Street
1951 – Melvin and Anita Wegener Residence – 1000 North 17th Street
1951 – Walton and Pearle Marsh Residence – 405 Garden Blvd.
1952 – Otto and Ethel Wegener Residence – 5 Kingsbury Drive
1952 – Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Contrael Residence – 6 Ridge Lane
1952 – William and Elizabeth Reichert Residence – 57 Country Club Place
1952 – Leroy and Camille Kaesberg Residence – 10 Ridge Lane
1952 – Richard and Jeanette Yoch Residence – 144 Orchard Drive
1952 – Terry and Thelma Blazier Residence – 8501 West Main Street 
1952 – Residence # 251?
1953 – Marsh Stencil Machine Company – 701 East B Street (front entrance and corporate offices)
1955 – Paul and Irene Norbet Residnece – 2 Westgate Drive
1955 – Robertson Residence?
1955 – Mr. and Mrs. William Huxel Residence – 7 Divide Avenue
1955 – Erwin Printing Company – 818 East Washington Street
1956 – James and Marion McQuillan Residence – 41 Lakeview Drive
1956 – Midwest Savings and Loan – 101 South High Street
1956 – John and Evelyn Hoban Residence – 13 Oakwood Drive
1956 – Charles and Audrey Marsh King Residence – 904 Briar Hill Road
1956 – Charles and Joan Meyer Residence – 301 Carson Drive
1957 – Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lippert Residence – 21 High Forest Drive
1957 – Paul and Shirley Kunz Residence – 17 Knollwood Drive
1957 – BTHS – Fine Arts/ Cafeteria Building – 2600 West Main Street
1957 – BTHS – Science and Library Building – 2600 West Main Street
1957 – BTHS – Addition and Alteration of Girls Gymnasium – 2600 West Main Street
1957 – BTHS – Addition to the Main Gymnasium (Annex gym) – 2600 West Main Street
1957 – BTHS – Welding Shop (demolished 2012) – 2600 West Main Street
1957 – Bell Dial Office Building – 600 North 88th Street (East St. Louis)
1957 – River King Mine Office Building – Freeburg
1957 – Town House Motel – 400 South Illinois Street
1957 – Belleville City Hall – 101 South Illinois Street
1957 – Belleville City Firehouse # 1 – 16 South Jackson Street
1958 – Frank and Dorothy Skinner Residence – 25 High Forest Drive
1958 – New Era Oil Company – 420 South Illinois Street
1958 – Mr. and Mrs. Leon Frick Residence – 300 Garden Blvd.
1958 – Otto and Albertina Weygandt Residence – 27 Carnation Drive
1958 – Mount Calvary Lutheran Church – 2300 Jerome Lane (Cahokia)
1958 – Carriage House Restaurant – 420 East Washington Street (addition to Victorian Home)
1960 – Thompson Gas Company – 1431 North Illinois Street
1962 – Dr. and Mrs. Richard Osland Residence – 2 Kil-Mar Woods
1963 – Bob and Diane Kelce Residence – 904 Briar Hill Road (addition to Charles and Audrey Marsh King Residence)
1969 – Centreville Elementary School – 3429 Camp Jackson Road (Centreville)
1982 – James and Barbera King Residence – 47 Powder Valley Drive
1987 – Marsh Stencil Machine Company – 701 East B Street (Conference Room and office expansion)


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