Peoria Mineral Springs

Peoria Mineral Springs is 14,500-year-old natural spring in the city of Peoria, Illinois, United States. The site, also known as Spring Hill, is located on a hillside on the historic West Bluff.[2] In 1843, a "cave-like barrel-vaulted brick reservoir" was constructed; the structure is concealed within the hillside and captures the flow of three separate springs. The brick reservoir was built for Peoria's first water company, prior to that the site was a Native American campground. Artifacts can still be found around the site.[2] The site was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on March 5, 1982.

Peoria Mineral Springs
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The house on the property where the springs are located. They are not open to the public.
Peoria Mineral Springs is located in Peoria County, Illinois
Peoria Mineral Springs
Location701 W. 7th Ave., Peoria, Illinois
Coordinates40°41′45″N 89°36′15″W / 40.69583°N 89.60417°W / 40.69583; -89.60417Coordinates: 40°41′45″N 89°36′15″W / 40.69583°N 89.60417°W / 40.69583; -89.60417
Arealess than one acre
Built1843, c. 11,500 B.C.E.
ArchitectMoss, Zealy
Architectural styleFederal
NRHP reference No.82002593[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 5, 1982


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Peoria Mineral Springs," (PDF), National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, HAARGIS Database. Retrieved 15 April 2007.

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