C. H. Judd House

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C. H. Judd House
C.H. Judd House near Belle Rive.jpg
Roadside view
C. H. Judd House is located in Illinois
C. H. Judd House
Location Belle Rive, Jefferson County, Illinois
Coordinates 38°9′29″N 88°45′56″W / 38.15806°N 88.76556°W / 38.15806; -88.76556Coordinates: 38°9′29″N 88°45′56″W / 38.15806°N 88.76556°W / 38.15806; -88.76556
Area 0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built 1881
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 83003571[1]
Added to NRHP December 8, 1983

The C. H. Judd House is a historic farmhouse located in rural Jefferson County, Illinois, near the village of Belle Rive. The brick Victorian home was constructed in 1881. Most farmhouses constructed in Jefferson County in the 1880s were frame buildings, and few houses were built of sturdier brick. Furthermore, the majority of the brick farmhouses were either destroyed in an 1888 tornado or demolished, and the Judd House is the only surviving brick farmhouse from the era. The house was the home of C. H. Judd, a wealth farmer and local politician.[2]

The Judd House has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983. It is one of two sites on the National Register in Jefferson County, the other being the 5th District Appellate Court in Mount Vernon.[1]

As of the summer of 2008, it has been recently purchased by Brian and Zhonette Boots who are planning to renovate the house, barn and grounds into Chateau Belle Rive Lavender Farm and Vineyard. The opening of the grounds is set for the spring of 2009.

In the early 1990s the farmhouse was operated as Enchanted Crest Bed and Breakfast.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Blackwell, W. Loyd and Carollyn (Lankford) (August 1, 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: C. H. Judd Place". National Park Service. Retrieved January 21, 2014.