Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Harms Florist will soon be moving in to the Oberlander building located at the intersection of McClure and University streets in Peoria.
I spent several years living on the second floor of the Oberlander building and remember it fondly. The apartments have high ceilings, tall windows, fireplaces and very thick walls.
I'm glad to see a nice building put to new use.


Billy Dennis said...

Well, I am GLAD to see a local business staying in central Peoria. Kudos to Harm's florist.

Gary said...

What was originally in that building? Was there a furniture store there?

Peoria Peepers said...

There was a furniture store in the building at one time. I want to say it was Underwoods, and that they lived on the upper floor.
The father of a friend of mine went to the school next door and I seem to recall him saying it was originally a grocery store.

Lori said...

I wonder why they are moving from the beautiful house they are in currently!

Peoria Peepers said...

In 1968, Underwood Furniture Galleries is listed as occupying the building at 2417 N. University.
I will see if I can find anything to support a grocery store being there.