Mid-century modern is a design movement in the United States from 1945 to 1969 that was focused on interior, product, graphic design, and architecture. The term, mid-century modern was roughly used starting in the 1950s, and it was defined as a movement by Cara Greenberg in 1984. The style is described as clean with simple lines. The Mid-century Modern Architecture Museum, originally was designed by Charles E. King in 1952 for the Blazier family in Belleville, Illinois. The home was converted into a funeral home in 1962 until it became a church and eventually a museum. The mission of the Mid-Century Modern Architecture Museum is to showcase mid-century architecture as well as the work of King.