Where is the Illinois River Road?
Traversing both east and west sides of the Illinois River from Ottawa, 150 miles south to Havana, the Illinois River Road has spurs to the communities of Princeton and Canton. The Illinois River Road corridor has over 100 natural and historic sites and numerous unique communities located throughout its 10-county region.
The Scenic Byway is conveniently located between Chicago and St. Louis, but just far enough to get away from it all. So get off the beaten path and see what the Illinois River Road has in store for you!
Peoria Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour Moss Avenue, Peoria, IL 61602
In the early twentieth century, High Street and Moss Avenue attracted many wealthy Peorians. They used their imaginations and money to build their dream houses on the bluff. This opulence can still be found in the ornamental iron works,turrets, and fish scale shingles that adorn many of our neighborhood's houses. The years have brought many alterations, but as you walk through our neighborhood you will still find the beauty and attention to detail that made this area Peoria's preeminent neighborhood in the late 19th century. You will see careful workmanship throughout the area, from the substantial