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Alton, Illinois (History)

Pictures of Alton, Illinois through the years that I have collected.

Alton Dairy Queen closing The sole Alton location of the ice cream vendor will close its doors for the last time Sunday - The Telegraph -

Paranormal Events of Madison County, IL. Madison County ILGenWeb. Lots of good stories.

Madison County ILGenWeb Paranormal Events of Madison County

306 Prospect St, Alton, IL 62002

306 Prospect St, Alton, IL 62002 - Zillow

BEALL MANSION An Elegant Bed Breakfast Inn, 407 E. 12th St., Alton, IL Built in 1903 designed by Lucas Pfeiffenberger. Purchased in 1909 by Edmund Beall who manufactured mining tools and heavy equipment. Beall served four terms as mayor and one term as state senator.

The Alton Post Office was built in 1907 at a cost of $100,000. The building closed in 1966. In 1971, Millers Mutual bought it for $40,000 and planned to expand there. In 1977, Millers Mutual gave the building to Alton. Plans to convert it to a police building for $600,000 were too expensive. In 1981, Mid America Properties bought the building, and in 1988 Eric Gabriel purchased it for $60,000. Vintage postcard from the collection of Leo Springman.

Another view of a beautiful home on Alby St

Greetings From Alton Illinois Large Letter

Greetings From Alton

Alton, Illinois: Just had lunch there, Good sandwiches, asparagus soup etc.

The regionally-famous Bluff City Brewery began as Union Brewery c. 1840. It was located on Pearl Street just south of Union Street, and operated for over 100 years, until 1950. Today, many of the buildings are still standing. In the photo to the right, courtesy Google Maps, the tallest original brewery building, with square cuppola on top, can be seen. The Brewery was re-named Bluff City Brewery after the Netzhammer family bought it in 1886. Photo from the book "Alton, a Pictorial History" 1986.

Trashhand had another take on the Clark Bridge at night. #Reflection @Visit Alton

Instagram photo by @trashhand (trash) - via Iconosquare

Samuel Wade house, 1014 Henry St. Wade was a pioneer settler in Alton and founded the Alton Bank. He was also mayor for 4 terms. He began construction of the house in the 1830's. Outstanding example of Gothic Revival style. The rear kitchen section was added in the 1870's.The Wade-Duncan House, with its original limestone retaining wall sat forlorn and neglected for a decade until it was rescued from a demolition list by Margaret Hopkins

Forlorn and Neglected No More | Old House Web

Watson House, 628 Alby St, Alton Italianate style designed by Lucas Pfeiffenberger with 13 rooms and a 3 story central tower. Henry Watson operated 2 stone quarries and was one of the owners of the Alton Water Works.

The oldest running Memorial Day parade began in Alton in 1868!

alton illinois map | ... Collection Galleries World Map App Garden Camera Finder Flickr Blog

The annual Miles Davis Jazz Fest will be held this Saturday at Jacoby Arts Center.

alton illinois historic | HAUNTED ALTON: BOOK BY TROY TAYLOR


Amy playing the part of the Piasa Bird outside of the Melvin Price Locks and Dam/ National Great Rivers Museum