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Exhibit History of Crime Mural

 

Mural at the former Great Central Insurance (currently the First Federated Church) at Sheridan Road and War Memorial Drive, by artist Dr. Harry E. Wood (1910-1995), art teacher at Illinois Wesleyan and then Dean of Fine Arts College at Bradley University from 1944 to 1950. 

  Panel 1: 
Depicts the history
of crime including a
painting of
J. Edgar Hoover
 
   
Panel 2: 
Shows officers
and staff from the    
downtown office. 
 
   

Panel 3:
Has the original 
symbol of Great 
Central Insurance, 
some local buildings, 
and half of the 
State Capitol.

   
Panel 4:
Shows prime targets
that business thieves
have been after
for years. 
   
Panel 5:
Shows the lighthouse 
shining on the states 
where Great Central 
Insurance wrote
policies. 
   
Panel 6:
Depicts the artist's
version of a robber
and victims. 
   
Panel 7
Shows all types of
residential crime, a

burglary, and a
customer.
   

   Photographs by Christoph Traugott Coulter
PHS volunteer
Panel descriptions by Norm V. Kelly 
a Peoria Historian, true crime and mystery writer  
Norm welcomes your comments: norman.kelly@sbcglobal.net

 Link to PJSTAR Article

 

Pettengill-Morron Upscale Porch Sale

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