Peoria County

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Peoria

Peoria County is named for the Indian tribe called the Peorias, one of the tribes from the Illinois confederacy. 

 

Created:  January 13, 1825

County Seat:

Peoria  1825 – present

 

County Courthouse – Peoria

 

Location: 324 Main Street / Jefferson Avenue

Built:  1962 – 1964

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Lankton-Ziegele Terry & Associates

Contractor:  O Frank Heinz Construction Company

 

Description: The building faces south and is a two story stone, concrete and glass structure. Along the first story is dark polished stone divided by narrow stone faced dividers and with narrow windows above the stone. On the east section of the south side, windows extend above the main glass entrance. On the east side and north side are five story light stone faced rectangular wings. The roof line is flat. An addition was constructed on the north side from 1988 to 1990. The architect was Phillips Swager Associates Inc. and the contractor was C Iber & Sons Inc.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Stark County and Marshall County

E – Marshall County, Woodford County and Tazewell County

S – Tazewell County

W – Fulton County and Knox County 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007, 2010 and 2012