Abandoned Church, Main Street, Peoria, Illinois

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Right at the intersection of Main and High Streets, this magnificent church sits in splendid abandonment.

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It’s strange, since it sits right at the entrance of the West Bluff Historic District.  Surely there is a use for it?  Perhaps it is tied up in litigation?

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I have a feeling a lot of the original ornamentation has been lost, but there are still lots of great details left.

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  1. Mark

    10/01/2013, 09:28 am

    Small world! I’m from the Peoria area.

    According to the neighbors, this is being converted into a non-profit of sorts. I forget exactly what the cause was going to be, but I think it was in hopes of creating community based jobs. I’m not sure if they are actually working on it because it did look abandoned – bricks were even falling out of the back wall.

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