Built in 1854

Champion House

Champion House is a historic Italianate mansion located in Belleville, Illinois, within the Old Belleville district, on the National Register of Historic Places. The home was built in 1854 by Patience Champion.


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. Read More …


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. Read More …


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Haunted Belleville Walking Tour 2022

Champion House is being included in the 2022 Haunted Belleville Walking Tour on October 12-15 from 6pm-9pm.

For tickets, visit hauntedtour2022.eventbrite.com

The Million Dollar Razzle Dazzle

Showtimes for the premiere of the film:

  • Sept. 4th – 12:30 (MX Movies & Bar downtown St. Louis)
  • Sept. 4th – 2:15 (MX Movies & Bar downtown St. Louis)
  • Sept. 10th – 4 pm (Lincoln Theatre in Belleville IL)
  • Sept. 11th – 4 pm (Lincoln Theatre in Belleville IL)

The Million Dollar Razzle Dazzle is the latest film project of Dan Steadman, a local filmmaker returned from Hollywood to his roots in the Midwest.

Key scenes from the film were filmed at Champion House, largely in the attic. Still in the same condition as it was in the beginning, the sturdy soot-stained wooden space provided a unique landscape.

Champion House Rooms