Pettengill-Morron House Museum (2013.17.1)

William Hardin

Peoria Historical Society

Peoria Historical Society
Peoria, United States

The Pettengill-Morron House Museum was built by Moses Pettengill in 1868 in the Second Empire architectural style, the house has 11 rooms. The museum contains a unique collection of objects from several Peoria families. In 1900 a colonial revival porch and porte-cochere were added, giving the home a grand Victorian appearance. Jean Morron acquired the property from the John Boyd Stone family in 1953 and owned the house until her death in 1966. After her death the house and its contents were given to the Peoria Historical Society.

"William Hardin, president and owner of Hardin Signs in Peoria, IL, has painted nearly all his life, but in the early years he wasn’t satisfied with his attempts at portraits. About 30 years ago, he traveled to New York to study under artist John Howard Sanden after responding to a one-inch ad in a national art magazine. He applied the money he received from his first commission toward the portrait class and trip to New York. “It was the most rewarding experience in my life, and my work improved to the level I had hoped to achieve. It was money well spent,” --- Bradley Hilltopics, Bradley University


  • Title: Pettengill-Morron House Museum (2013.17.1)
  • Creator: William Hardin
  • Rights: This resource is provided for educational purposes only. Media is owned by the Peoria Historical Society or other persons/entities; images may not be downloaded, reproduced, or distributed in any format without written permission. Any attempt to download, copy in any manner, and/or circumvent the access controls placed on these files is a violation of United States and international copyright laws and is subject to criminal prosecution. For more information, contact the Peoria Historical Society: (309) 674-1921, or, rkillion@peoriahistoricalsociety.org
  • External Link: http://www.peoriahistoricalsociety.org

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