The 2018 Peoria Historical Calendar is now available. This year, the calendar features photographs of local historic hotels that once provided visitors to Peoria with lodging while they spent time in the city. The photographs for this year’s calendar were provided by the Peoria Historical Society, Bradley University Special Collections Center and the Peoria Public Library. The historical content for each page was provided by the Bradley University Special Collections Center and the Peoria Public Library.
“We are pleased to feature local historic hotels in this year’s calendar. In today’s world we are used to seeing hotel chains, but back then, many of the hotels were unique just to Peoria,” said Emily Watson, CityLink Director of Marketing and Public Relations. “Many of the hotels in this year’s calendar are no longer standing, but we are pleased to include the Kickapoo flatiron building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its current tenants include Margie’s Cleaners, Thirty-Thirty Coffee Co. and upscale, industrial-styled apartments.”
The 2019 Peoria Historical Calendar is available for a suggested donation of $5 at the CityLink Transit Center (407 SW Adams) and the CityLink Administrative Office (2105 NE Jefferson). It makes for a great stocking stuffer for the local history buff on everyone’s Christmas shopping list. All proceeds collected will be donated to the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service.