Welcome to the
Cornerstone Inn On the Square
Where hospitality and comfort away you . . .
Walk through history while rejuvenating in modern luxury in this lovingly
restored 1870's bank building. Located on historic Washington Square,
across the Illinois River from Peoria, the Inn is uniquely settled amidst
the heart of Illinois Civil War History. The brick and stone
Italianate Style building was built by Charles Anthony and Henry Denhart in
1874. The two had begun a business partnership in 1865 with the
purchase of a dry goods store, located just East of where the bank now
stands. Washington Square is well known for shopping. Specialty
shops include gifts and antiques and makes it a favorite destination for
shoppers throughout central Illinois.
The dry goods store on the Square was known as a meeting place for
Abraham Lincoln and other politicians, a landmark where Lincoln formulated
ideas. He stayed in Washington while trying cases in the Metamora
Courthouse and while campaigning for the Presidency.
In 1866, the
Anthony and Denhart Banking Company officially opened the back of the dry
goods store and later moved into the new corner building. A vibrant
and prosperous Washington Square served as cornerstone of post Civil War
financial history as the bank continued in operation until the 1930's
Now listed on the federal Register of Historic Places, the
newly renovated Inn is sure to take you back in time as you enjoy
contemporary amenities and small town hospitality. Choose from one of
our seven spacious rooms filled with period antiques and beautifully
restored woodwork. Each room features a private bath, central air,
queen bed, wireless internet, cable TV and DVD player. Most of our
rooms include a double whirlpool tub. Full breakfast in our fireside
dining room includes home-baked pastries.
For more information, call or write:
Christine Denbo, Inn Keeper
111 N. Main Street
Washington, IL 61571
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