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Steven J Trzepacz, OD

223 E Main St Streator, IL 61365 815-673-1591

Pizza Performer Fire

Explosion

223 E Main St, Streator IL History

1871:              O. Jennings (Merchant) Hardware? 

1876:

The three story brick building is built, extending from sidewalk to alley, 3rd story 2/3 partial 

Jenning & Whitney Hardware occupies the first floor

2nd Floor: H.H. Standish Painters and Paper Hangers

1888:

Pilcher & Sexton Hardware? (Corner of Main & Monroe)

1892:

Hamilton & Russell Hardware

1902:

Howe Brothers Hardware

Liston Howe, well known as the youngest veteran of the civil war, opens a hardware store with his brother Orion, who is the youngest civil war soldier to receive the medal of honor.

1904:

Howe Brothers Hardware

2nd Floor: Essington Realty opens                   110 S Monroe: J.H. Graham Pianos

Masonic Hall also opens                                   112 S Monroe: John Shartell Fish

1908:

L.D. Howe Hardware

2nd Floor: Masonic Hall moves.          110-112 S Monroe: J.M. Beckwith & Son Harness Shop

Thaddeus Russel Real Estate opens                 114 S Monroe: C.A. Rowe Jeweler

Essington Realty                                                 114 S Monroe: Dennis Mullery Shoemaker

1910:

Howe Hardware goes out of business                        Monroe St also vacant

First floor front is vacant

2nd Floor Essington Realty still there

1911:

2nd Floor: Dr. J. Clary starts his practice

Streator Mutual Building & Loan opens

Essington Realty remains

1913:

F.W. Woolworth opens. They probably occupy the whole first floor

2nd Floor: Dr. J. Clary moves

Streator Mutual Building & Loan remains

Essington Realty remains

1916:

F.W. Woolworth

2nd Floor: Streator Mutual B & L

Essington & Heflin Realty

J.W. Essington Realty

E.A. Newstron: Orchestra leader of the Plumb Theatre & Violin instructor

1919:

F.W. Woolworth

2nd Floor: Essington & Heflin Realty

J.W. Essington Realty

Streator Mutual B & L

E.A. Newstron is gone.

Dr. Virgil Perisho moves in

Dr. E.W. Barickman opens also

1921:

Woolworths

2nd Floor: Everyone moves out.

Dr. Schoenneshoefer opens

1925:

Woolworths

2nd Floor: Dr. Schoenneshoefer

Ely's Beauty Shop opens

1927:

Woolworths

2nd Floor: Dr. Schoenneshoefer moves

Ely's Beauty shop closes

Dr. Virgil Perisho Dentist moves in

1928:

Woolworths relocates to 301 E. Main

1929:

Paris Cloak Opens: 1st floor front                      114 S Monroe Streator Mutual Building & Loan

A high fashion women's clothing store                                             (moves to 1st floor back office) that draws customers from hundreds of miles away.

Three story building, the top extends 2/3 back.

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2nd Floor:

 Dr Perisho is gone

Dr. David Conley Phys &

Dr. D Oris Conley Phys opens

A.L. Roberts Dentist opens

1931-1938

Paris Cloak occupies first floor front                   114 S Monroe: Streator Mutual B & L

2nd Floor: Dr. David Conley Phys

Dr. D Oris Conley Phys

A.L. Roberts Dentist

Flodenauer Studio Photography opens

1939:

Paris Cloak                                                      112 S Monroe Stanley Reeder Jeweler

2nd Floor: Dr. David Conley Retires                Streator Mutual Building & Loan moves

Dr. D Oris Conley continues                             114 S Monroe Peter Chiavene Barber

A.L. Roberts Dentist

Cripe's Studio replaces Flodenauer Studio

1940-1950:

Paris Cloak                                                             112 S Monroe: Republican Nat Life

2nd Floor: Dr. D Oris Conley Phys                                              Reinecke Ins Agency

A.L. Roberts Dentist                                          114 S Monroe: Peter Chiavene Barber

Cripe's Studio (Photography)

1951-1952:

Paris Cloak                                                             112 S Monroe: Republican Nat Life

2nd Floor: Dr. D Oris Conley Phys                                               Reinecke Ins Agency

A.L. Roberts Dentist                                          114 S Monroe: Peter Chiavene Barber

Cripe's Studio

Jane Jones Millinery (Hats) opens

1953-1954:

Paris Cloak                                                   112 S Monroe: Collner Insurance Agency

2nd Floor: Dr. D Oris Conley Phys                   114 S Monroe: Peter Chiavene Barber

A.L. Roberts Dentist

Cripe's Studio

Jane Jones Millinery (Hats)

1955-1958:

Paris Cloak                                                    112 S Monroe: Collner Insurance Agency

2nd Floor: Dr. D Oris Conley Phys                114 S Monroe: Peter Chiavene Barber

Robert Dahman Dentist

Cripe's Studio

Bezark & Sons Millinery (Hats)

1959:

Paris Cloak closes.                                       112 S Monroe: Collner Insurance Agency

2nd Floor: Dr. D Oris Conley Phys                         114 S Monroe: Pete's Barber Shop

Dr. Edward Killian Phys

Cripe's Studio

Bezark & Sons Millinery (Hats)

When Paris Cloak opened in 1929, it was a three story building.

When it closed in 1959 it was only two stories.

I have heard that there was a fire at some point that destroyed the third story.

1960-1964:

Fashionare (Women's clothing) opens.

2nd Floor: Dr. D Oris Conley Phys

Cripe's Studio

112 S Monroe: Collner Ins Agency

114 S Monroe: Pete Chiavene Retires

George Centko Barber moves in

1965:

Fashionare 

2nd Floor: Dr. D Oris Conley Phys

Cripe's Studio

114 S Monroe: George Centko Barber

1967-1971:

Fashionare                                                                                  Barber Shop leaves

2nd Floor: Dr. Conley retires

Cripe's Studio remains 

1972-1976:

Fashionare is the sole occupant

1976:

Fashionare closes is doors

1976-1979:

The building is vacant

1979-1982:

Corner Casuals (Women's clothing) opens

1983-1985

Insurance

Corner Casuals

110 S Monroe: Country Companies

 

(Ken Elliot & Mike Nichols)

1986:

Insurance

Corner Casuals closes

110 S Monroe: Country Companies


(David Larson takes over)

1986:

Insurance

Pizza Performer Opens (owned by Scott Ingold)

110 S Monroe: Country Companies


(David Larson)

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March, 1988

Country Companies moves to 2102 N Bloomington

May 14,1988:

Fire destroys the building. Pizza Performer relocates to 402 S Bloomington.

The building is abandoned.

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Fire Photos

1988:‚Äč

Jerry Reynolds purchases the building. He guts the interior and starts to rebuild.

The first floor extends from the sidewalk to the alley, and is partitioned into three rental units.

The rear third of the second floor is demolished.

His business Be Sure Systems opens in a newly renovated second story office.

Printing by Sherry Lynn opens on the second floor.

4/1/1989:

Steven J Trzepacz, OD relocates to the newly renovated front office on the first floor.

4/3/1989:

Be Sure Systems relocates to Oglesby.

Nov 1992:

John & Caicilia Trzepacz purchase the building.

They finish renovating the final two rental units.

1993:

LaSalle Textiles (Importing) owned by Dr. Baumissamy, opens in the center unit on Monroe.

Pavlick Tax & Business Service opens in the rear unit.

1/31/1994:

Gas Explosion destroys the building! The building is demolished.

Pavlick Tax & Business Service relocates to 316 E Main St.

LaSalle Textiles relocates to 317 E Main St (J.C. Penny Building)

Steven J Trzepacz, OD temporarily sets up practice in this building also.

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Explosion!!

Oct, 1994:

Dr. Trzepacz purchases the lot, and begins reconstruction.

10/30/1995:

Grand opening of the the new office of Steven J Trzepacz, OD!

John Swanson, Myles VanDuzer, Dr. Steve & Julie Trzepacz, Gary Nink

Jan 1998:

Practice takes on the name Family Vision Corner.

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