Category Archives: Alton, Illinois

Alton City Council Reverses Grand Theater Landmark Designation

by Michael R. Allen Yesterday, the Alton City Council voted 6-1 to overturn the city landmark designation recently conferred by the Historical Commission upon the Grand Theater. The theater, at the corner of Third and Market streets, has been owned … Continue reading

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Alton’s Grand Theater Gets Landmark Status

Last month we reported on the citizen effort to secure city landmark status for the Grand Theater on Alton. Good news comes from Alton Area Landmarks Association President Terry Sharp: The Historic Commission voted to give the Grand Theater local … Continue reading

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Alton Historic House Tour on Sunday

The Alton Area Landmarks Association announces: 2010 Fall Historic House Tour Sunday, October 10, 2010 Noon until 5;00 p.m. $12.00 / Person Tickets are on sale now at the Alton Visitors Center at Piasa and Broadway Streets. Sunday tickets will … Continue reading

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Alton Considers Landmark Designation for the Grand Theater

by Michael R. Allen Earlier this week, the Alton Historical Commission heard testimony on an application to designate the Grand Theater (1920) at 230 Market Street as a city landmark. This application is controversial because the application is opposed by … Continue reading

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Good News From the Jacoby

Press Release from the Jacoby Arts Center in Alton, Illinois: The Madison County Arts Council, through a generous grant from the Gateway Foundation, will begin renovation of the historic neon sign that graces the front of their building — the … Continue reading

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