Peace and Harvest

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Peace and Harvest
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Peace and Harvest is located in Illinois
Peace and Harvest
Peace and Harvest is located in the US
Peace and Harvest
Location Jefferson and Hamilton Sts., Peoria, Illinois
Coordinates 40°41′34″N 89°35′27″W / 40.69278°N 89.59083°W / 40.69278; -89.59083Coordinates: 40°41′34″N 89°35′27″W / 40.69278°N 89.59083°W / 40.69278; -89.59083
Area less than one acre
Built 1939[2]
Architect Mary Andersen Clark
Architectural style Depression Modern
NRHP Reference # 87002527[1]
Added to NRHP February 16, 1994

Peace and Harvest are two 8-foot (2.4 m) tall limestone statues in downtown Peoria, Illinois, United States. The male and female figures represent peace and harvest respectively. The statues were sculpted by Chicagoan Mary Andersen Clark (born in 1910 and formerly of Peoria) as part of the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project,[2] and were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]

The statues, created in 1938 and 1939, were dedicated on September 3, 1939 in front of the Peoria Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium, just north of the current Forest Park Nature Center, and stood at the site until the sanitarium closed in 1975. They then moved to Peoria Courthouse Plaza from 1975 to 1988, then were stored in a Peoria firehouse until 1992, causing them to briefly lose their National Register status. In June 1992, the statues were placed at their current site in front of the Becker Building at the corner of Jefferson and Main Streets.[2]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c "Peace and Harvest," (PDF), National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, HAARGIS Database. Retrieved 14 April 2007.