Super 8 Motel - Peoria

1816 West War Memorial Drive, Peoria, Illinois, 61614, United States
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Beautiful Sacred Heart Catholic Church

by deecat

Please click this panoramic photo!

At 504 Fulton Street in Peoria, I discovered a lovely catholic church called Sacred Heart Catholic Church. I investigated and found its history, which I found interesting.
When the diocese of Peoria was created about 1875, Peoria had three Catholic churches. The main or mother church was St. Mary's and two off-springs were St. Joseph and St. Patrick. When the first Bishop, John Spalding, arrived, more churches were constructed. The first new parish established by Bishop Spalding was, you guessed it, Sacred Heart in 1878. It was built to serve the German speaking immigrants.
The parish was assigned to the Capuchin Fathers. The first Sacred Heart Church was constructed in the middle of the first block of South Madison Street on the upper side of the street. It was a frame church with beautiful stained glass from Chicago and wall frescos by a local artist. In 1895 this building was MOVED a half block to the corner of Fulton and S. Madison. The congregation grew and... and in 1906, the present landmark STONE church building was dedicated at the same location at the corner of Fulton and South Madison. It's a simple but beautiful church, and its location is also quite desirable.

Packing List

by Ciourtichika

Ear plugs so you will not have to hear phil collins in every stop you make and mace to scare away the thieves {police} you come in to contact with while here in town. If here for a summer weekend, expect rain. Every time and dress for it. Whatever you need for a hasty departure from the land of complete non- and un- fun.

What people will easily notice...

by Ciourtichika

What people will easily notice when leaving Peoria here in central Illinois is how oppresive the local police are and how true crime is not at all what they are trying to stop. Peoria ranks number 1 in the state of Illinois for crime and those staying long enough will be quick to learn the people doing the most stealing are the police and NOT {surprise!} the supposed 'convicts'. Maybe these two groups of people are the same thing? Maybe? Food for thought.

The Cheesiest Place in Town

by riorich55 about Castle's Patio Inn

A Neighborhood Bar which has been around at least since I was in college in the 1970's. I spent part of my 21st Birthday here years ago. Last Friday night I was back in town and met up with two old co-workers from the 70's. We had a great time remembering all those crazy days selling computers which constantly needed repair. This is your typical bar which serves a small variety of comfort foods. Daily specials include catfish, burgers and a midwest favorite pork tenderloin sandwich. There are always plenty of free Ritz Crackers and Castle Inn's famous garlic cheese which is also for sale.

Philanthopy Responsible for Bradley University

by deecat

As a high school teacher who wrote recommendations for students, I was aware of Bradley University in Peoria. However, I was not aware of its history.

Bradley University was founded in Peoria in 1897 by Lydia Moss Bradley in memory of her children and husband, Tobias. The Bradley family had gained a fortune through successful dealings in railroads, a flour mill, a distillery, a sawmill, real estate, and the Peoria Pottery Company. After Tobias Bradley died, his wife Lydia continued successfully with the business dealings. She was a philanthropist and did such good deeds as donating 130 acres of land for the Peoria Park District.

Mrs. Bradley decided to found a school where young people could "learn how to do practical things to prepare them for living in the modern world." She purchased a controlling interest in Parsons Horological School in LaPorte, Indiana (the first school for watchmakers in America), and she moved it to Peoria.
She then chartered Bradley Polytechnic Institute and provided seventeen and a half acres of land, $170,000 for buildings and equipment and $30,000 a year for operating expenses!

The school started with 14 faculty & 150 students. Originally organized as a four-year academy (similar to high school) and a 2-year college, there were 400 students.

Mrs. Bradley then transferred to the school the rest of her estate, including nearly 1,000 different pieces of property! The profits from the property was to finance the school.

Mrs. Lydia Bradley Moss died in 1908

Bradley continued to grow and develop; its facilities were in demand during World War I to train automobile and tractor mechanics.

By the 1920s, Bradley dropped the "academy" and became a four-year college program.
After World War II, a Graduate School was established, and the name became Bradley University.

So, without the generous philanthropic donations of Lydia Bradley Moss, there would be no Bradley University


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Address: 1816 West War Memorial Drive, Peoria, Illinois, 61614, United States