Pekin Main Street kicks off Save West Campus Brick Fundraiser

Pekin Main Street has taken great interest in is the preservation and restoration of Pekin's West Campus. It has fallen into a deplorable state over the past several years. Pekin Main Street is excited for the new opportunities that exist for new ownership as well as the preservation of this piece of Pekin's pride. Fundraising efforts are now up and running through the “Etched in Stone” brick fundraiser.

By purchasing a brick, individuals and businesses can have their own contribution "etched in stone" while helping to raise monies necessary to save the West Campus property. What a great way to have a place to remember loved ones, students, teachers, and supporters of West Campus. The bricks purchased will be used in a walk way or courtyard area on the site in a manner that honors their donation. Bricks start at $100.

While it will no longer serve as a school, our goal for this building is that it will once again serve our community for many generations to come. We hope that it will be a point of civic pride as well as a much needed place for community gatherings for special events and activities.

All monies raised through this fundraiser will be used towards saving West Campus from demolition as well as other preservation/beautification projects downtown. Set in the heart of the city, West Campus is a gateway to downtown. We want it to be a focal point of Pekin once again of which residents can be PROUD!

Bricks can be purchased though the Pekin Main Street website at Anyone wishing to make a donation to the cause without purchasing a brick may also do that through the website or by mailing a check to Pekin Main Street, 111 S. Capitol Street, Pekin IL 61554. All donations are 100% tax deductible. Questions can be answered by calling 353-3100.


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