Mesker Storefront


During the late 1800s and early 1900s, store owners ordered sheet metal facades and cast iron storefronts to spruce up their buildings. Now known as Mesker buildings (the manufacturers of these components), only about 600 have been identified throughout the state. Listed on the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency website, this structure was built around the turn of the 20th century. Housing many different types of businesses throughout the years, it is now the home of Leffelman & Associates, Inc., a local insurance agency.