Historic Preservation

Peoria History

Archaeologists can trace early man in Peoria as far back as 10,000 B.C. Artifacts and burial mounds yield evidence of a Native American civilization that was highly organized, ritualistic, and in harmony with nature.  By 1650, the Illini Indians, a part of the Algonquin Nation, populated the area.  The major tribes of the Illinois Confederacy were:  Peoria, Kaskaskia, Michigamea, Cahokia, Tamaroa. Read , more at the Peoria Historical Society.

Current News

The Peoria Journal Star and The Community Word are two local news outlets.

The Randolph Roanoke Historic District comprises approximately sixty percent of the Randolph Roanoke Neighborhood. The Randolph Roanoke District was the first historic district in the City of Peoria. It is located within a larger group of historic neighborhoods known as the West Bluff National Register District.

Peoria Historic District Map


Design Guidelines for Local Historic Homes & Landmarks


Certificate of Appropriateness Application


Local Historic Population Growth

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West Bluff National Register Historic District