Warning: When searching for these cakes, you will need a great GPS or if you're old-school like me, a zoomed-in print-out version of the cake map. If you don't often go to Belleville, you're probably unfamiliar with the one-way streets and constant four-way stops in the downtown part.
- House was built in 1851 by Conrad Borman, a local brick contractor. (Note: some other sources say 1830)
- It is noted to be the earliest dated Greek Revival house in Belleville and possibly in Illinois.
- The house was originally located on Washington Street in Belleville but in 1972 it was moved to its current location. It did not have a front yard, which was typical European-style at that time.
- Because of its historical significance, it was saved from demolition by the St. Clair Historical Society.
- Emma Kunz' family lived in it for 80 years. Emma lived there for 77 years and was the last resident.
- Tours are usually done by appointment.
602 Fulton St., BELLEVILLE, IL, 62220
Cake artist: David Ottinger
Official website (from the St. Clair Historical Society)
UPDATE (8/24/2016): The cake is still there.