Historic

Government
6:48 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

John Deere historic site celebrates milestone

John Deere's first home in Illinois is celebrating an important milestone. The John Deere Historic Site near Dixon opened last weekend for its 50th year as a historic and educational attraction. 

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City
3:54 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Peoria’s Kickapoo Building gets national recognition

The Kickapoo Building view from Main Street. It was first built in 1911.
Credit Peoria Historical Society

A more than 100-year-old building in Peoria is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The Kickapoo Building on Main Street is an example of flatiron building that’s designed to use as much space as possible.  The triangular share of the building currently houses Thirty-Thirty Coffee and a dry cleaner business.  Properties on the national registry can also qualify for financial incentives. 

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