Architect Charles Erwin King, named one of the top 100 architects in the country in 1991, practiced in Belleville from 1949 to 1961. He designed and completed 34 public and commercial projects and an estimated 100 custom designed residences and home additions during that time.
The Belleville Historical Society is planning a tour of six of the homes King designed:
When: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday
Tickets: $15 for those 12 and older; free for those younger than 12. Tickets also are available in Belleville at Fletcher's Kitchen & Tap, Dill's Floral Haven, , My Vintage Addiction and Eckert's Market. They can be purchased on the day of the tour at any houses on the tour.
The residences on the tour are:
* Mr. and Mrs. George Kloess Residence, 1015 McClintock Ave. Built in 1949.
* William and Minette Farthing Residence, 8221 West Main St. 1950.
* Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Rogers Residence, 600 S. Missouri Ave. 1951.
* Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lippert Residence, 21 High Forest Drive. 1957.
* Frank and Dorothy Skinner Residence, 25 High Forest Drive. 1958.
* Dr. and Mrs. Richard Osland Residence, 2 Kil-Mar Woods. 1962.
For more information and a map to find the seven Charles King homes, call 618-531-7753 or visit www.bellevillehistoricalsociety.org.