BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI)-The Belleville Historical Society is working to make Belleville, Illinois the go to destination for fans of architecture and artifacts from the 1950s era. The organization purchased a home designed by the late Charles E. King, and it has turned the building into the Midcentury Modern Architecture Museum. King famously designed more than 100 homes as well as public and commercial buildings throughout the St. Louis area including Belleville City Hall. Many of the homes are still standing in the Metro East today.
In order to help fund the creation and rehabilitation of the museum, the organization has renovated an apartment space attached to the home, called Aunt Vi’s Apartment, into a room available for guests to reserve through AirBnB. Reservations start at $75 per night.
Learn more about the history of the Blazier House here: http://bellevillehistoricalsociety.org/projects/mcm-museum-blazier-house/
Take a virtual tour of Aunt Vi’s Apartment here: http://www.invelopnow.com/
Book your stay at Aunt Vi’s Apartment: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/17650457?location=Belleville%2C%20IL%2C%20United%20States&s=HDkqnDNi
Museum of MidCentury Architecture
8501 W Main St
(618) 531-7753; (618) 920-3261