Peoria’s City Hall, which was once considered “the finest city hall in the nation for a small size city,” is the centerpiece of ArtsPartners new publication “Peoria City Hall: A Visitor’s Guide of Peoria’s Greatest Treasure.”
At the building’s dedication in January of 1899, then Mayor of Peoria, John Warner, said “this building will stand as a monument to the zeal and energy of the present, and be enjoyed by those who may not remember that we ever existed.” This booklet provides the opportunity to step back in time and learn all there is to know about the history of the construction, design and art of Peoria’s City Hall.
The booklet, produced by ArtsPartners of Central Illinois, Inc., is authored by local historian, Dr. Peter Couri. It includes photographs by Doug and Eileen Leunig and the layout was designed by Nicole Blackburn. The colorful 52-page booklet was published by Numéro Publishing and is the third in a series of historical art and architecture catalogs from ArtsPartners.
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