Tazewell County is named for Lyttelton W. Tazewell, who was a United States Senator from Virginia.
Created: January 31, 1827
Mackinaw 1827 – 1831
Pekin 1831 – 1836
Tremon 1836 – 1850
Pekin 1850 – present
County Courthouse – Pekin
Location: 11 South 4th Street / South Capital Street
Built: 1914 – 1915
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Deal & Ginzie
Contractor: English Brothers of Champaign
Description: The building faces north and is a three story rectangular gray colored stone structure. The first story is horizontal gray colored stone. The north entrance has a decorative arch with a stone eagle on the top. The center section extends from the building and has four square stone dividing pillars between the recessed windows. Around the roof line is a stone balustrade.
County Judicial Center – Pekin
Location: 101 South Capital Street / St. Mary Street
Built: 2002 – 2003
Architect: Phillips, Swager Associates Inc. of Peoria
Contractor: River City Construction of East Peoria
Description: The building faces east and is a glass, red colored brick and concrete structure. The building has a glass paneled entrance on the east side
See: The architect Phillips, Swager Associates Inc. and the contractor River City Construction also designed and constructed the Justice Center in Rock Island County. The architect Phillips, Swager Associates Inc. designed the courthouse in La Salle County.
Photos taken 2007