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Gustave Koerner House
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Location 200 Abend St., Belleville, Illinois
Area less than one acre
Built 1849, rebuilt in 1854
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP reference No. 04000983
Added to NRHP September 17, 2004

The Gustave Koerner House is a historic house located at 200 Abend Street in Belleville, Illinois. The Greek Revival house was built in 1848-49 and rebuilt in 1854-55. Gustave Koerner, a German immigrant and prominent Illinois politician, lived in the house from its construction to his death in 1896. Koerner served as Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, sat on the Illinois Supreme Court, and was a member of the Illinois House of Representatives. He was also a political ally of Abraham Lincoln during his senatorial and presidential campaigns and convinced many German-American voters to support Lincoln. During the Civil War, Koerner served as United States Minister to Spain and thereafter mounted a failed campaign for Governor of Illinois.

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 17, 2004.

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