Initial Visit: January 21st, 2015
Description: A great monument to those from the Peoria-area who served in the Civil War.
This monument is over 100 years old and is a nice tribute to those who served in the Civil War. It took Fritz Triebel over 6 years to construct the monument. Dedicated in 1899, the unveiling of the monument brought the attention of over 70,000 people and even President McKinley and his cabinet.
If you are in downtown Peoria, IL and want to check it out, there is ample curb parking and it’s just a stroll away. I believe it is located next to the Peoria Courthouse, but my memory is a bit fuzzy on that. My photos aren’t the best, so you should check it out and see the amazing detail in person.
Also, if you are in the area, check out the Peoria County World War I & World War II Memorial! It is a 10-second walk from this Monument.
324 Main St
Peoria, IL 61602