Pontiac, Illinois: Pistol-Shaped Building

The 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.
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The Motor Police are waiting for you.

Pistol-Shaped Building

The Motor Police...are waiting out in front of the pistol-shaped building.

[Craig Grondfeldt, 08/04/2020]

Pistol shaped building.

Pistol-Shaped Building

It's in use, outside of town.

[Rebecca Keeler, 08/27/2015]
Pistol-Shaped Building

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]
Pistol Shaped Building

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]
Pistol-Shaped Building

The pistol-shaped building or former Illinois State Police headquarters is not a nursing home now, we drove by the building over Thanksgiving weekend [2010] 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]

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