Update: Edited in November of 2023 to include new images from August of 2023. Also, edited to reflect that Commerce Bank moved out of the building, and the title of the post has been changed to the historic name of the building, and new commentary added.
It seems that every major city in America had that one distinctive skyscraper back in the day. Peoria’s is definitely the former First National Bank Building, built in 1920 and designed by the firm Hewitt & Emerson.
Next door is an additional tower, designed in the Modernist style of architecture and linked by a one store connecting structure to the older building.