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Property Name Peoria Warehouse Historic District
Reference Number 14000621
State Illinois
County Peoria
Town Peoria
Street Address Along Sections of Adams, May , Oak , Persimmon, State, Walnut and Washington Streets
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 9/17/2014
Areas of Significance INDUSTRY
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The Peoria Warehouse Historic District is significant under National Register criterion A for its commercial significance in Peoria, Illinois. The district is notable as a regional rail, shipping and industrial center. This area evolved as an important center for commerce in the city and from the 1890s to the late 1920s over sixty buildings were constructed associated with iron and steel fabrication, the production and shipping of agricultural implements, the production and distribution of groceries and other wholesale businesses. Its period of significance extends from 1883, the date of the oldest building in the district, to 1955 which is when the last significant building over fifty years of age was completed. The buildings, constructed of brick, frame and concrete, retain original forms and plans and the majority have not been significantly altered. Some buildings reflect the influences of the Italianate, Colonial Revival and other styles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and are representative of industrial and warehouse architecture of the period. These buildings reflect their original utilitarian use as industries and warehouses for producing and storing products shipped throughout the Midwest. The Peoria Warehouse Historic District is the largest and most intact concentration of industrial, warehouse and commercial buildings in the city.

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