Jubilee College, two miles to the north, was established by Philander Chase, first Protestant Episcopal bishop of Illinois, as one of the state's early institutions of higher learning. First students were received in 1840, and the school continued . . . — — Map (db m150533) HM
Jubilee College was founded by Bishop Philander Chase to train
Episcopal ministers for service in the frontier West. Chase's
ambitious plans called for a large Gothic Revival-style building
to serve the men's college and theological seminary. . . . — — Map (db m150539) HM
This church was erected in 1845 by Bishop Philander Chase who founded Kenyon and Jubilee colleges 'He raised these hallowed walls; the prairies smiled and paradise was opened in these wilds!'
Restoration work in 1945 was made possible by the . . . — — Map (db m150541) HM
Gomo or Masemo (Resting Fish) (b. ca. 1750- d. 1815), a Potawatomi leader, respected by members of many tribes, the residents of French Peoria, governor of the Illinois Territory Ninian Edwards, and William Clark, then U.S. agent for Indian affairs. . . . — — Map (db m183548) HM
Migration along the river
Here on the banks of the Illinois River, you can witness two key migrations. Each year, thousands of barges carry grain, coal, chemicals, and other products up and down the Illinois River. Since 1862, when the I&M . . . — — Map (db m183541) HM
Robert Gilmore LeTourneau (usually referred to as R.G.) was known as the
“dean of earthmoving” and “God's businessman.” At the urging of Caterpillar
Tractor Company, he moved his manufacturing business from California . . . — — Map (db m150578) HM
This site was settled by John Armstrong, a native of
Cincinnati, who came to Peoria in 1836. Here, John and his
wife raised a family of thirteen children. The original
homestead was destroyed by fire. The house at this site was
built in 1857 by . . . — — Map (db m220256) HM
This historical marker has been placed here in honor of the proud alumni of the Bradley University Football team.
The program was initiated with the founding of Bradley University in 1897 and the team continued its commitment to the gridiron . . . — — Map (db m150588) HM
This plaque represents the location of the home plate on the former on-campus athletic field.
The athletic field was used for many purposes by the Braves, including the following: Varsity Baseball, Varsity Football, Varsity Track and Field, . . . — — Map (db m150585) HM
This tablet marks the site of Camp Lyon, where the following Illinois regiments of volunteer soldiers of the Civil War were encamped, from May 1861 to June 1864. Upon it are inscribed the dates of encampment and names of the colonels of the . . . — — Map (db m183558) HM
This tablet marks the site of Camp Peoria where the following Illinois regiments of volunteer soldiers of the Civil War were encamped from Aug 1862 to Nov 1862. Upon it are inscribed the dates of muster into the United States service and the names . . . — — Map (db m183621) WM
This house, one of the earliest on High Street, was built
by Mr. Erastus D. Hardin about 1859. The Hardins, a
socially prominent and active family, occupied the
house until 1904, a period of about 45 years.
Upon his arrival in Peoria in 1857, . . . — — Map (db m220266) HM
Frank Lloyd Wright At the turn of the century, many American architects, strongly influenced by the Beaux Arts style – a combination of European Revival architectural patterns dominating the Chicago Columbian Exposition of 1893 – simply . . . — — Map (db m220269) HM
Julia Ballance House This house was constructed for Julia Schnebly Ballance in 1885 when she was sixty-nine years of age. Julia Schnebly came to Peoria with her parents in 1835 from Maryland. Shortly thereafter she married Charles Ballance, an . . . — — Map (db m220221) HM
During World War II the Wisconsin-based Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company constructed twenty-eight Gato Class fleet submarines. These boats, dubbed “Freshwater Submarines”, bolstered the production of existing naval . . . — — Map (db m9206) HM
Main Text in Center Brass Plaque
In Honor of the men and women who have served their country in the armed services of The United States
Duty Honor Country
With the exception of the above inscription, the brass . . . — — Map (db m9323) HM
Moss-High Historic District Moss Avenue and High Street which meet at their
intersection with Sheridan Road contain a remarkable
variety of residential structures significant in terms of
the history they represent and of the architectural . . . — — Map (db m220267) HM
Peoria on The Riverfront
The Illinois River is the Major Waterway within Illinois Boundaries. Native Americans are known to have lived along its banks for 11,000 years.
1673 Along this riverfront Frenchmen . . . — — Map (db m9178) HM
When Father Marquette, the missionary, and Louis Joliet, the trader, first white men to see the site of Peoria, came ashore here in the summer of 1673, there was an Indian village at this location. 100 years later, the French had built a village . . . — — Map (db m183623) HM
The city of Peoria was named for the Peoria tribe of the Iliniwek Indian confederacy who once lived here. It was in 1673 that Jacques Marquette and the explorer Louis Jolliet traveled through the widened portion of the Illinois river known as Lake . . . — — Map (db m150580) HM
This portion of Armstrong Avenue is the only remaining
brick boulevard combination left in the city of Peoria.
The John Armstrong Family came to Peoria in 1836, and
the family farmhouse still stands at 303 West Armstrong.
John Armstrong . . . — — Map (db m220259) HM
Meaning “fat lake,” Illinois Indian name for Peoria Lake. Here passed Jolliet and Marquette in 1673. Established near the lake were Ft. Crévecoeur, 1680; Ft. St. Louis, 1691-92; Old Peorias Fort and village, 1730; Peorias, 1778; Ft. . . . — — Map (db m150584) HM
Pulsifer's Grove Prior to his arrival in Peoria in 1856, Sidney
Pulsifer acquired a large, undivided parcel of real
estate on the Middle Bluff, bounded roughly by
North Street and Knoxville Avenue, and by
Columbia Terrace and State Street. . . . — — Map (db m220253) HM
Captain Zeally Moss is buried in the
Bradley family circle, with his daughter
Lydia Moss Bradley in the Mt. Prospect
area at the southeast corner of the
cemetery. He was born in Loudoun County,
Virginia. on March 6, 1755, the son of
Nathaniel . . . — — Map (db m220299) HM WM
Circa 1499 - This bur oak takes root.
c. mid/late 1600's - French explorers tour this region inhabited by Peoria Native Americans.
c. 1750's - Early surveys by European setters include reference to this tree.
c. 1850's - Dr. & . . . — — Map (db m220260) HM
Norman Purple d.1863 Peoria attorney and judge; appointed Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court in 1846; compiled the general statutes of the state, known as the Purple Statutes. Vista Hill F3
Charles Ballance d.1874 Pioneer . . . — — Map (db m185720) HM
Susan Goodman Komen wanted to make the world a better place. The active civic leader, daughter, sister, wife and young mother of two from Peoria, Illinois, left a legacy she never imagined — her life changed the way the world talks about and treats . . . — — Map (db m183578) HM
Tobias Bradley, a Mississippi River produce merchant,
married Lydia Moss of Switzerland County, Indiana in
1837. Ten years later they came to Peoria. This house
constructed in 1856 became the home of Lydia and
Tobias Bradley in 1858. After . . . — — Map (db m220298) HM
This fountain and others identical to it were
commissioned by Sara Hall Easton to honor
her husband Edward S. Easton, a wealthy grain
dealer and distiller, upon his death in 1901.
The Eastons built and lived in the stately mansion
to your far . . . — — Map (db m220265) HM
The Gipps Brewing Co. Andrew Eitle established the first brewery in Peoria c.1836-7 on Lot 1, Block 49, Bigelow and Underhill's addition, currently the S.W. corner of Water and Franklin Streets. This brewery operated under several names until it . . . — — Map (db m220223) HM
The Peoria Grain Trade Early Peoria commercial enterprises were
established on a broad agricultural base. Distilling,
cattle marketing, leather processing, and farm
machinery manufacturing in turn rose to prominence.
Until the availability . . . — — Map (db m220258) HM
After the Civil War, increasing congestion in the valley
finally forced expansion to the bluff. This dynamic new
growth was fueled by the courage and enterprise of
men such as Henry R. Woodward. Responding to
growing demands for public services, . . . — — Map (db m220273) HM
This marker commemorates two Revolutionary War veterans, Phineas Bronson and John Montgomery, who lived and died in Princeville, Illinois.
Phineas Bronson was born in Enfield, Connecticut on Nov. 9, 1764. He served in the 3rd Company of the 2nd . . . — — Map (db m150577) WM