Arthur L Pillsbury McLean County Museum of History

Arthur L Pillsbury Collection

Arthur L. Pillsbury designed schools, churches, businesses, and homes, in the early 20th century.  His buildings represent some of the best examples of fine architecture in Central Illinois.

This collection consists of blue prints, floor plans, renderings, photographs and specifications covering the years of Arthur L. Pillsbury’s career 1895-1925. It also includes the same content covering many of Arthur Pillsbury’s associates and successor architects from 1926-2004. These cover successor’s works from Architects such as Joseph Orme Evans, A.I. A., Harrols B. Wilson, A.I.A., Richard D. Mills, A.I.A., James R. Flanigan, A.I.A., James E. Fardner, A.I.A., Darrell C Schroeder, Marvin M. Maurer, Edgar E. Lundeen, Philip R. Hooton, Edwin Roozen, and Archie N. Schaeffer.


The collection inventory list (finding aid) is available here as a PDF.


Tips for finding a particular home or building in the PDF:

  • using CTRL + f  (Find): 
    1. press CTRL + f  (a small box will appear at the top or bottom of your internet browser)
    2. type the word or number you are looking for
    3. press "next" or enter until you search through the whole document