Historic High Street Home for sale. 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3750 square feet plus partially finished basement. Extensive interior wood, grand front veranda, grand stair case, across the street from Giant Oak Park. Two gas firplaces.
423 W. High Street
$295,000. Call Craig Hullinger for an appointment at 309 634 5557 firstname.lastname@example.org
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RuyleHullingerhome 423 High Street, Peoria, Illinois
Located in the High Wine District across from Giant Oak Park, this Colonial Revival home was built around the turn of the century. On the ridge of the Illinois River, it overlooks downtown Peoria and the University of Illinois Medical Campus.
In the 1890's, a railroad agent and the treasurer of a local industry lived in the house. Later, the home was a boarding house and a halfway house for some years. It is reputed to be occupied by a ghost. The home was restored near its 100 year anniversary by Jack and CathyEmpson. Renovation was continued by the current owners, BethRuyleand CraigHullingerin 2006.
The existing, original slate roof is moderately pitched and hipped, with a ridge. Classic one story fluted columns support the full length porch. Brick walls are edged with quoins. The interior boasts extensive stained woodwork and marble floors.
Nestled between Peoria's picturesque West Bluff and energetic Main Street, High Street offers its residents and visitors a vibrant and elegant slice of historical significance. From the mammothEastonhouse (now Converse Marketing) gracing the entrance to the renovatedGreenhutmansion (now Bobbitt's Historical Quarters) at the foot, the magic of High Street has survived the years and resonates today.
Once dubbed "High Wine Avenue," High Street housed many of the original Peoria whiskey barons, including JosephGreenhut, president and founder of The Distillers and Cattle Feeders Company. In the mid-1880's, an era before income tax, fortunes were spent on homes, massive legacies that still stand today. The expanse of Peoria's whisky riches is showcased in the diverse and ornate architecture of High Street. During this golden age of Peoria history, the city established itself as the distillery capital of the world; High Street housed the city's exclusivenouveauriche, the properties offering both seclusion and breathtaking views. Each owner hired the serv