Local Landmarks - Historic Buildings

212 SW Water Street (32 Liberty Street) 
Rock Island Depot and Freight House 
Built: 1899 and Freight House Rebuilt in 1908 
Architectural Style: Neo-Classical 
Architect/Builder: Chicago and Rock Island Railroad 
Local Designation: May 1999 

Symbol of the transition from steamboat to train as a major means of transport during Peoria's industrious railroad age.

212 SW Water Street Landmark Application (PDF)
212 SW Water Street Ordinance (PDF)

301 NE Madison Avenue 
Peoria Women’s Club 
Built: 1893 
Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival 
Architect/Builder: William LeBaron Jenney 
Local Designation: April 2013 

Oldest standing club in Peoria, older than the original men-only Creve Coeur Club. When established, it was the second women’s club in the country and first in the country to be owned by its members.

301 NE Madison Avenue Landmark Application (PDF)
301 NE Madison Avenue Ordinance (PDF)

315 W McClure Avenue
McClure Library Branch
Built: 1937
Architectural Style: Depression Era, Doric-Style, Classical Greek
Architect/Builder: Hamilton B. Dox
Local Designation: August 2014

An anchor to the bluff, the design is an example of the City Beautiful Movement and the Garden City Movement. Named after Colonel John Dickson McClure (1835), one of the pioneer settlers and leading citizens of Peoria.

315 W McClure Avenue Landmark Application (PDF)
315 W McClure Avenue Ordinance (PDF)

405 N Kumpf Boulevard
Musician’s Hall
Built: 1856
Architectural Style: Greek Revival
Local Designation: March 1996

Oldest standing church building in Peoria, originally serving the Cumberland Presbyterian Congregation. After serving three other congregations, the Musician’ Union Local 26 acquired the building. 

405 N Kumpf Blvd Landmark Application (PDF)
405 N Kumpf Blvd Ordinance (PDF)

416 N Kumpf Boulevard
Grand Army of the Republic (GAR Hall) and Greenhut Memorial 
Built: 1909 
Architectural Style: Beaux Arts 
Architect/Builder: Hewitt and Emerson 
Local Designation: March 1996 

Constructed for the Grand Army of the Republic, a political and fraternal society for Civil War veterans in the post-Civil War period. Building is dedicated to Captain Joseph B. Greenhut, who led cavalry in the Civil War and financed most of the construction.

416 Hamilton Blvd Landmark Application (PDF)
416 Hamilton Blvd Ordinance (PDF) 

419 Fulton Street
Peoria City Hall 
Built: 1895-1898
Architectural Style: Flemish Renaissance
Architect/Builder: Reeves and Baillee
Local Designation: February 1991 

Showcases superior craftmanship and materials. Constructed by William Allen, mayor of Peoria and built in 15 months. 

419 Fulton Street Landmark Application (PDF)
419 Fulton Street Ordinance (PDF)
Arts Partners Guide to Peoria City Hall (PDF)

519 NE Glendale Avenue
Irving Primary School 
Built: 1898 
Architectural Style: Flemish Renaissance 
Local Designation: August 2006 

Finest example of Flemish Renaissance architecture and served as a primary school for 108 years. Notable student is Richard Pryor, who requested the school be featured in his autobiographical movie Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling, filmed in 1985.  

519 NE Glendale Avenue Landmark Application (PDF)
519 NE Glendale Avenue Ordinance (PDF)

1312 W Lincoln Avenue
Lincoln Carnegie Library
Built: 1910
Architectural Style: Neoclassical Revival
Architect/Builder: Hotchkiss & Harris Architects / McDonald & Brady Contracting Co.
Local Designation: June 2009

Former site of Eads Farm and “Old Public Graveyard”. Now the center of Lincoln Park.

1312 W Lincoln Avenue Landmark Application (PDF)
1312 W Lincoln Avenue Ordinance (PDF)

3014 N Prospect Road
Springdale Cemetery Gatehouse
Built: 1854
Architectural Style: Prairie style with Japanese pagoda roof.
Architect/Builder: Not identified
Local Designation: May 1998

The Gatehouse was used for administration offices and a gatekeeper’s lodging.

3014 N Prospect Road Gate House Landmark Application (PDF)
3014 N Prospect Road Gate House Ordinance (PDF)

3014 N Prospect Road
Springdale Cemetery
Incorporated: 1855
Local Designation: June 1999

Second oldest cemetery in Illinois. Resting place of several historic figures in Peoria and Illinois history.

3014 N Prospect Road Landmark Application (PDF)
3014 N Prospect Road Ordinance (PDF)