Pettengill–Morron House

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Pettengill–Morron House
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Pettengill–Morron House is located in Peoria County, Illinois
Pettengill–Morron House
Location 1212 W. Moss Ave.
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois
Coordinates 40°41′40″N 89°36′44″W / 40.69444°N 89.61222°W / 40.69444; -89.61222Coordinates: 40°41′40″N 89°36′44″W / 40.69444°N 89.61222°W / 40.69444; -89.61222
Area less than one acre
Built 1868
Architect Charles Ulricson
Architectural style Second Empire[2]
NRHP Reference # 76000724[1]
Added to NRHP April 2, 1976

The Pettengill–Morron House, or Morron House, is a house located in the American city of Peoria, Illinois. The 1868 mansion was originally built for Moses Pettengill, a hardware store owner who came to Peoria from New Hampshire in 1833. When Pettengill arrived in Peoria there were 150 people, 30 log cabins and three frame houses.

The original house on the site, an 1862 construction, was destroyed by fire in 1865.[citation needed] The current building was constructed in 1868 in the Second Empire style, and a colonial revival porch and porte-cochere were added in 1900.[3] Its original address was 464 Moss Avenue[2] before Peoria's address renumbering in the 1950s. The last resident was Miss Jean Morron, who lived there from 1953 until she died in 1966; the Peoria Historical Society acquired the house in 1967.[2]

The house was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on April 2, 1976.[1] The home is also listed as a contributing member to the West Bluff Historic District, which was added to the National Register in December 1976.[1][4]

The Peoria Historical Society operates this house and the Judge Flanagan Residence as historic house museums.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c "Jean Morron Residence," (PDF), National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, HAARGIS Database. Retrieved 15 April 2007.
  3. ^ "Pettengill–Morron House Museum". Peoria, Illinois: Peoria Historical Society. 2008-11-01. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  4. ^ "West Bluff Historic District," (PDF), National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, HAARGIS Database. Retrieved 15 April 2007.
  5. ^ "House Museum Tours". Peoria, Illinois: Peoria Historical Society. 2008-05-21. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 

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