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The Property


  • Listing Price: $599,000
  • Bedrooms : 7
  • Bathrooms: 4 1/2
  • Square feet: 6000
  • Heating: steam
  • Heating: Gas 
  • Appliances: dishwasher, garbage disposal
  • Walk-out basement 
  • Storm windows
  • 3rd floor maids quarters with 3 bedrooms
  • 2 1/4 acre lot
  • Landscape Features: walks, fountains, cascading waterfalls, slate patio and wrought iron fence
  • 4 stall, detached garage with basement

The Neighborhood


  • The Mansion sits on a bluff over looking downtown Peoria, Illinois. Centrally located within walking distance to Bradley University, downtown Peoria and in close proximity to Peoria’s three hospitals
  • It is also close to Bradley Park, which is a wonderful large park on the north side of Main Street, across from The Uplands subdivision. 
  • Schools near by: Whittier Primary, Calvin Coolidge, Peoria High School, St. Mark Catholic Grade School, Peoria Notre Dame High School

The Mansion's History


This architectural treasure, is a classic example of Georgian style, and holds particular historical interest for this area. It was erected in 1914 for Mr. Murray M. Baker who played a key role in the development of the 20th century Peoria. Mr. Murray Baker was credited for bringing the Caterpillar Tractor Company to Peoria, Illinois.  Architects chosen for the structure were Hewitt, Emerson and Gregg of Peoria. The grounds were planned to beautifully complement the home. Behind the residence the design was reminiscent of a European formal garden, complete with walks, fountains and cascading pools.  In 1967 the Dries family bought this gracious residence where Mrs. Eleanor Heinz Dries reared her family of five children.

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Mansion on Moss

1222 West Moss Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61606, United States

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