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Hello Peoria Building

Tiny treasures, giant murals, and strange sculptures decorate the windows and doors of this abandoned building.  


This crumbling, abandoned building in Peoria, Illinois has recently been reclaimed by artists. The building is actually seven different buildings cobbled together that contain an assortment of quirky windows and doors that have inspired various forms of art.  

Amid the nooks and crannies are various small treasures created by local artists. Visitors can search for hand-painted wooden spools nestled in various locations. Painted sidewalk squares make the location resemble a giant board game. 

In the parking lot, artists have created benches and sculptures from tree branches, scrap lumber, and garden hose.  Visitors never know what colorful new artwork will pop up in this unique location in the midst of industrial surroundings.

Know Before You Go

Free Parking. Watch your step—there could be broken glass, and woodchucks dig holes by the building.

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