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Adams Street from Main, Peoria, Illinois.
Adams Street from Main, Peoria, Illinois.
TitleAdams Street from Main, Peoria, Illinois.
SubjectCommercial facilities
Stores & shops
Carts & wagons
Signs (Notices)
DescriptionThe slide reads: Chas H Deane Store 100 blk N Adams, ct house fence. The photograph shows the Chas H. Deane store in the 100 block of N Adams Street in Peoria, Illinois in the year 1859. The store building is three stories in height and has buildings of less height on either side of it. The sign on the side of the building reads: Chas H Deane Men & Boy's Clothing, Hats, Caps &.... There are also signs on the other buildings which are readable in this picture. There are horses and wagons passing by the building. The fence in the foreground of the picture is on the grounds of the Peoria County Courthouse. A label in the lower left hand corner of the photograph reads 100 N Adams 1859. This is now the site of the Caterpillar World Headquarters building. Note the absence of utility poles in this picture.
PublisherBradley University Library
Format35mm Slide
SourcePHS slide collection
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CollectionPeoria Historical Society Image Collection
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