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A. Lucas & Sons. Established 1857. Incorporated 1897. Steel Fabricators.

Bartonville Insane Asylum The abandoned former Peoria State Hospital (also known as Bartonville State Hospital, or the Illinois Asylum for the Incurable Insane). It opened in 1902 and closed in 1973. It is reported to be haunted. Follow the link for the details.

A rare sight nowadays, there were several of these programatic ice cream stands throughout the midwest once upon a time. This particular Twistee Treat was spotted near Peoria, Illinois some time ago.

Varsity Theater 1948 in Peoria, IL by plasticfootball via Flickr. Demolished to create Campus Town.