The Mansion on Walnut was built by Gideon Rupert in 1862, who was one of the original settlers of Pekin. The block this beautiful home is situated on was formerly known as Rupert Park. The Rupert family sold the property to the former Corn Products Company and it was provided to the manager of the plant as his residence in the early 1900's. Later the residence was repurchased again by descendants of Mr Rupert.
The house has been maintained very well and is in pristine condition. Much of the woodwork and crown moldings are original to the house. The house is decorated with beautiful art exhibits from some of the best Central Illinois Artists and has several inviting rooms with comfortable furniture so you feel right at home when you are here. Our dining room table will seat 24 and there is room for more seating in the attached parlor.
The Mansion Today
The Mansion on Walnut is a delightful place to hold events such as Weddings, Wedding Receptions, Vow Renewal Ceremonies, Corporate Functions, Meetings, Showers, Rehearsel Dinners, Holiday Parties, Banquets, Brunches, & Birthday parties, to name a few events! Contact us now to schedule a visit at the house and talk with us to see how we can help you make your event a success! We have several years of event experience and many resources at our disposal to help make your day a wonderful memory. We can help guide you in the planning or you can execute your own plan. These are your memories & special events and we want you to walk away happy!
The Mansion on Walnut is also home to the Crossroads programs and Soulshine Art Studio. Crossroads Programs is an organization dedicated to helping women who struggle with eating disorders, relationship issues, and situational stressors that interrupt and disrupt their lives. The philosophy of their approach is to provide programs by the nations most prominent clinicians offering focused and innovative care solutions here in the Heart of Illinois. Soulshine Art Studio is dedicated to instilling a love for the arts in children.