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Upper Alton in at the corner of Washington and College Avenue, with the W. Clark Drugstore on the far right.

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Wise-Olin House, 1128 State, Alton IL.  Built between 1859 and 1865. Peter Wise and his brother Sebastain were pioneers in the Alton flour milling industry. Frank and Mary Olin purchased the house in 1898.  Olin founded Olin Corp manufacturer of ammunition and guns. The 3 story Italianate house has a distinctive front porch with a wrought iron veranda. The 3rd story dormer has Palladian windows.

Wise-Olin House, 1128 State, Alton IL. Built between 1859 and 1865. Peter Wise and his brother Sebastain were pioneers in the Alton flour milling industry. Frank and Mary Olin purchased the house in 1898. Olin founded Olin Corp manufacturer of ammunition and guns. The 3 story Italianate house has a distinctive front porch with a wrought iron veranda. The 3rd story dormer has Palladian windows.

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Public Square,  Alton, Illinois

Public Square, Alton, Illinois

Postcard depicting the Alton Masonic Temple, from the Illinois Lodge of Research's online museum.  Year unknown, but it looks like early 1900s.

Postcard depicting the Alton Masonic Temple, from the Illinois Lodge of Research's online museum. Year unknown, but it looks like early

Thornton neighorhood store/Corner of Belle, Piasa, and 16th Street  Alton il

Thornton neighorhood store/Corner of Belle, Piasa, and 16th Street Alton il

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