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The Bickerman Building | 166 Mill Street | Starved Rock Area | Utica, IL 61373

WHAT IS THE BICKERMAN BUILDING?

Built in 1874, The Bickerman Building has taken many forms over the years. 

 

From its inception as a proof of concept for quick-drying cement (now, that’s a story!), to the large, Bickerman family-owned hardware store - and many iterations in between this historic landmark is ready to welcome a new era of joy and hospitality. 

The Bickerman Building Utica, Illinois

lodging & cafe

While it may have seemed that this beautiful building had been forgotten, it has actually been inspiring a couple of heart-centered members of the community for years now. Often seeing it sit vacant, they saw the opportunity to utilize the space to connect the community around them, as well as invite visitors to come and experience the character and charm of the area.

Building upon the strong ties at the heart of Utica, Illinois, their vision is to bring the incredible historic edifice back to life and create a gathering space for the community.

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WARM & WELCOMING
RELAXED & COMFORTING
JOVIAL & CHARMING
The Bickerman Building is all of these things for the community and our visitors. 
“Historical past, promising future”

Similar to our town’s motto - “Historical past, promising future” - The Bickerman Building provides space within the renovated town treasure for connection, ideas, learning, and sharing. It's sure to become one of the most well-loved things to do near Starved Rock.

 

Whether you are, 

  • One of our valuable town elders, full of stories and wisdom,

  • A family looking for an opportunity to kickback and grab a bite to eat,

  • Young adults looking for a fun place to hang out,

  • An entrepreneur planning for the future, or 

  • An adventurer that has decided to explore the beauty beyond Starved Rock State Park. 

YOU ARE WELCOME HERE.

BEYOND SPACE

Stylish lodging in two gorgeous upstairs lofts!

The Cetwinski family is excited to announce that The Bickerman Building offers space for gathering with friends, family, and new acquaintances that have come to visit our little slice of heaven.

Come stay in one of our Airbnb suites just down the road from Starved Rock State Park!

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The Charlotte Suite

Looking for a place to stay near Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks?

 

This newly renovated historic lofted condo is located in the heart of downtown Utica, IL.

 

Rent our condo for for a romantic getaway or a girls trip! 

  • King sized bed and queen size sofa sleeper.

  • Up to 4 guests.

 

Located in The Bickerman Building near Bruce & Ollies ice cream, coffee shop & deli

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The Frances Suite

This beautiful loft-style condo is comfortable and centrally located in the heart of Utica, IL. The front windows have been restored to their original height and offer an awesome view of the downtown.

 

There is a full kitchen with plenty of space to unwind after a long day of hiking or shopping. You can relax by the cozy fireplace with a book or take a long shower in the beautiful walk in.

 

  • King sized bed and queen size sofa sleeper.

  • Up to 4 guests.

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Bruce & ollies

ICE CREAM | COFFEE SHOP | DELI | CRAFT BEER & WINE

Bruce and Ollie’s cafe is located inside The Bickerman Building in Utica, Illinois. We serve Capannari's ice cream and our family-run coffee shop serves locally-roasted Starved Rock Coffee. 

We also have deli sandwiches, soups and salads!

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EVENTS

Community

Are you looking for fun things to do near Starved Rock State Park area? Check back soon for The Bickerman Building Events Calendar. In the meantime, find local attractions on the city of Utica's website.