Mmm… Historic Beer Garden

Stone Hill

I was doing some digging through the Peoria Historical Society Image Collection (which is a treasure trove of great old pictures by the way), and came across this lithograph of the Stone Hill Garden in Peoria. It was the most wonderful kind of garden, a beer garden. The picture is from 1896, but seems like a sketch of something I’d visit today. The description of the images states:

The beer garden had an open pavilion for dancing and dining, a band shell, a large covered coach house for horses and buggies, and an indoor restaurant and dance floor

So it sounds like it was the place to be. For more of your time traveling needs, visit the CARLI Digital Collection.

Click here to view the full image information. While you’re at it, Like the Peoria Historical Society Facebook page, they are always posting great pieces of the past.


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