Welcome to Champion House

Champion House is a historic home located in downtown Belleville, Illinois,  constructed in 1854 by wealthy widow Patience Champion.  It lies within the “Old Belleville District”, designated on the national Register of Historic Places.

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Champion House has two stories with 12 foot ceilings throughout, boasts a Front entry with original hand painted wood grain.



Champion House is located in the neighborhood of the Gustave Koerner House, where Abraham Lincoln spent a lot of time. In 1852, Lincon paid a visit to the Governor’s wife in the home behind Champion House on Abend Street.

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The Project

The Champion House project started in Fall 2021, first with a few infrastructure repairs – Two High pressure Air Conditioners had to be retrofitted to get cold air going, just in time for winter.

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