2017 SW Adams, Peoria IL
Now closed, the Illinois Furniture Company once provided Peoria residents with new furniture, carpet, and appliances as well as a bomb shelter. When founded in 1910 by Isadore Ulevitch, the Illinois Furniture Company used a blind horse to deliver its goods. After the fire in 1953, the current building was built on Southwest Adams.
The business supported local sports including chess, bowling, and Little League.
Though the company was bought out by Fredman Brothers Furniture in 1979, Ruth’s son, Alan, held onto the business until 1996. The Illinois Furniture Company closed in 2010 – right as it was celebrating its centennial.
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