Chicago Architecture Info
Hotel Père Marquette
Formerly known as The Peoria Hilton
Hotel Père Marquette
Address
501 Main Street
Peoria, Illinois 61602
Basic Information
Designed by Horace Trumbauer
Type Hotel
Floors: 14
Neighborhood: Downtown Peoria
More Information
  • January 5, 1927: This hotel opened for business.
  • 1930: An addition is put on this building, adding 125 rooms to the existing 350.
  • 1951: This hotel was sold to Boss Hotels.
  • 1954: The hotel's mezzanine level is enclosed and the spectacular lobby ceiling is hidden behind a false ceiling.
  • 1966: The crystal is removed from the ballroom chandeliers.
  • 1972: The hotel's grand main entrance on Main Street was bricked up.
  • 1972: Hilton Hotels takes over this property.