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207 W Jefferson • Historic Downtown Bloomington, IL

Learn how this historic building grew to become the place for premier office rentals in Downtown Bloomington, IL...


In 1900, three local men (Funk, Hannah and Weldon) purchased The Windsor, a Downtown Bloomington hotel. Unfortunately, only weeks after purchasing, the building caught fire and burned to the ground during the city's Great Fire of 1900. Determined to rebuild, the men restored the building two years later and opened The Illinois, the most luxurious hotel ever to grace Downtown Bloomington.


In 1977, exactly 75 years after The Illinois opened, a group of three local men, John Luedtke, Darrell Hartweg and Ralph Turner, purchased the same building, now known as Illinois House. These new owners shared the same vision which was to revitalize and renovate the historic structural landmark into a professional commercial office building. What has happened since has been the revival of one of Downtown Bloomington's historic structural landmarks.


Throughout its history, the Illinois House has played host to several governors, senators and politicians. Theodore Roosevelt is reputed to be its single most prestigious guest.


Today, original owners and tenants, Ralph Turner and Darrell Hartweg, continue to preserve Illinois House's traditional style while incorporating modern and efficient office space for today's professional. Currently, it remains the source of premier office space in historic Downtown Bloomington, IL.


Click here to learn more about available space at our commercial office building in Bloomington, Illinois, and watch video testimonials  to receive valuable information on tenants' experience at Illinois House.

207 W Jefferson  •  Bloomington, IL  61701

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