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History

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.

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.