Pontiac, Illinois: Pistol-Shaped BuildingThe former Illinois State Police District 6 Headquarters is shaped like a handgun if seen from above. On the ground you can look at an explanatory historical marker.
- Old Route 66, Pontiac, IL
- On the west side of Old Route 66 about 1.5 miles south of Pontiac.
Visitor Tips and News About Pistol-Shaped Building
It's in use, outside of town.[Rebecca Keeler, 08/27/2015]
Don't go too far out of your way to see it. It was interesting enough only because we are having fun.[Troy, 04/11/2015]
We had a hard time finding this. It is on the west side of the road between two cornfields. If you get to the nursing home, you have gone too far. From the ground it looks like an old radio station, not a pistol, but it has a historical marker that shows you the shape from ABOVE! Still fun to stop.[Kelly Lopez, 07/30/2014]
The pistol-shaped building or former Illinois State Police headquarters is not a nursing home now, we drove by the building over Thanksgiving weekend  and it was still abandoned and looks like it's been that way for a long time. There is a nursing home about a mile down the road.[Jim Hantak, 12/03/2010]
This [former police headquarters] is now a nursing home. It's hard to tell it's pistol shaped from the road, though curved entry is likely the trigger. Probably best viewed from the air.[J Nichols, 06/22/2010]