Category Archives: Peoria

Illinois Tries a Pilot Historic Rehab Tax Credit, for One Project

by Michael R. Allen Although last year’s effort to pass an Illinois state historic rehabilitation tax credit did not pass the legislature, a very specific pilot program did pass and receive Governor Pat Quinn’s signature. Senate Bill 2534 created a … Continue reading

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Concrete Block Flatiron in Peoria Gone

by Michael R. Allen When I went to Peoria over the weekend, this building was gone. (This photograph dates to June 2005.) The commercial building stood on Martin Luther King Boulevard just east of Western Avenue, on the south side … Continue reading

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Nutrena Feeds Elevator

by Michael R. Allen I discover the Nutrena Feeds Elevator by coincidence. My friend Angela and I decide to take a trip to Peoria, Illinois in October 2003 to follow a lead that I have on the shuttered Kelly School. … Continue reading

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Bartonville State Hospital

by Michael R. Allen LOCATION: Bartonville, Illinois (directly south of Peoria) OTHER NAMES: Peoria State Hospital for the Incurable Insane; Illinois General Hospital for the Insane; Peoria State Asylum/Hospital DATE OF CONSTRUCTION: Existing buildings, 1902 – 1948 DATE OF CLOSURE: … Continue reading

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