First United Methodist Church in Peoria

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First United Methodist Church
Formerly:First Methodist Episcopal Church

116 Northeast Perry Avenue, Peoria, Illinois, Downtown Peoria 61603
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Text by Sue Grawey

2,000 attended the dedication June 18, 1916. Although $60,000 was still owed when the ceremonies began, all of it was pledged by the end of the evening. Total cost including site, and furnishings was $130,000.

Quick Facts
  • June 20, 1915: The cornerstone was laid.
  • June 18, 1916: This church was dedicated.
  • 1957: The church addition was added.
  • Contractor: Fred Harbers and Sons
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