Local Landmarks - Historic Residences

403-403 1/2 NE Jefferson Street
Judge Jacob Gale House
Built: circa 1839 
Architectural Style: Federal with Greek Revival Porch 
Architect/Builder: Not Listed 
Local Designation: November 1989 

Former home of Judge Jacob Gale (1813-1900), businessman, attorney, public official, and Peoria’s mayor from 1848-49 and 1864-65).  

403 NE Jefferson Avenue Landmark Application (PDF)
403 NE Jefferson Avenue Ordinance (PDF)

514 NE Madison Avenue and 516 NE Madison
Built: 1890s
Architectural Style: Brownstone
Architect/Builder: Not identified
Local Designation: May 1994 and March 1994

Two examples of urban architectural, rowhouse style built as the middle class grew in the Near Northside.

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

701 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Drive
Peoria Mineral Springs and Residence
Built: Reservoir circa 1843 and Residence 1843-45 
Architectural Style: Federal or Post-Colonial 
Architect/Builder: Zealy Moss 
Local Designation: June 1994 

Site of Native American campgrounds. The reservoir was built for Peoria’s first water company, captures the flow of three springs. Former home of Zealy Moss, water was bottled from the home. Also a former home of Lydia Moss Bradley.

701 W Martin Luther King Jr Drive Landmark Application (PDF) 
701 W Martin Luther King Jr Drive Ordinance (PDF)

802 NE Perry Street
Built: 1890s
Architectural Style: Queen Ann 
Architect/Builder: Not Listed 
Local Designation: June 1994 

Represents housing character, at the time, for the growing middle class in the Near Northside

802 NE Perry Avenue Landmark Application (PDF)
802 NE Perry Avenue Ordinance (PDF)

942 NE Glen Oak Avenue
Judge John C. Flanagan Residence
Built: 1837
Architectural Style: Federal or Post-Colonial with Classical entrances, motifs, and detailing
Local Designation: November 2023

This is the oldest standing residential structure in the Greater Peoria Community. Constructed prior to Glen Oak Avenue, the house has the unique distinction of having two front facades. Present-day house museum.

942 NE Glen Oak Avenue Ordinance (PDF)
942 NE Glen Oak Avenue Landmark Application (PDF)

1125 Main Street 
Edward S. Easton Residence / Endsley Funeral Home
Built: 1882 
Architectural Style: Second Empire 
Architect/Builder: Charles Ulricson 
Local Designation: February 1994 

Former home of Edward Easton (1842-1901), successful businessman and grain dealer for E.S. Easton & Co and organized the Peoria Board of Trade. Former residence of the Comstock family. The residence was repurposed for the Endsley funeral home and then for offices.

1125 Main Street Landmark Application (PDF) 
1125 Main Street Ordinance (PDF)

1212 W Moss Avenue
Pettengill-Morron House
Built: 1868
Architectural Style: Second Empire & Colonial Revival
Architect/Builder: Moses Pettengill and Sylvanus Gager Whitford
Local Designation: December 2021

Former home of Moses and Lucy Pettengill, merchant, builder, manufacturer, and abolitionists.
Former home of Jean McLean Morron. Jean purchased the house in a time it was being considered for demolition for road construction.
Present-day house museum.

1212 W Moss Avenue Landmark Application (PDF)
1212 W Moss Avenue Ordinance (PDF)

1412 NE Perry Avenue 
Built: 1911 
Architectural Style: Queen Anne Victorian 
Architect/Builder: William Triebel 
Local Designation: November 2010 

Triebel owned Triebel & Sons, significant marble sculptor and monument builder.

1412 NE Perry Avenue Landmark Application (PDF) 
1412 NE Perry Avenue Ordinance (PDF)

1415 NE Perry Avenue 
John H. Hall Residence  
Built: 1859 
Architectural Style: Italiante style windows, and a Queen Anne style tower. 
Architect/Builder: John H. Hall house 
Local Designation: August 1993 

Former home of John Hall, who was involved in the establishment of the Fort Clark Horse Railway Company and Springdale Cemetery.

1415 NE Perry Avenue Landmark Application (PDF)  
1415 NE Perry Avenue Ordinance (PDF)

1512 W Barker Avenue 
Charles Duryea Residence 
Built: 1897 
Architectural Style: Queen Anne style 
Architect/Builder: Charles Duryea Residence 
Local Designation: July 2015 

Former home of Charles Duryea, who engineered the first practical automobile in 1898. A number of automobiles were manufactured in a barn located at the rear of the property.

1512 W Barker Avenue Landmark Application (PDF)
1512 W Barker Avenue Ordinance (PDF)

1517 W Barker Avenue 
Annette Smith Cemenceau Residence 
Built: 1902 
Architectural Style: Queen Anne Style 
Architect/Builder: Edward C. Coffey 
Local Designation: December 2010 

Former home of Annette Smith Cemenceau (1886-1966), a Peoria philanthropist, in particular for Lakeview Museum and the arts.

1517 W Barker Avenue Landmark Application (PDF) 
1517 W Barker Avenue Ordinance (PDF)