Built in 1917, the building that now houses Star Union Spirits has been one of the most iconic buildings in the Illinois Valley.

It was once home to The United Clock Company of Peru, eventually becoming Western Clock Co., that prided itself on innovation and quality.

By the early 1950s, Westclox employed thousands of LaSalle-Peru residents. Hundreds of thousands of clocks were produced a year, until closing its doors in 1980.