Open House at Haskell Playhouse -Alton, IL













 
   
   

Special Event
Open House at Haskell Playhouse

Alton, Illinois

PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
August, 2019

EVENT DETAILS:

Location: Haskell Playhouse, 1211 Henry Street, Alton, IL

Dates:
    
Saturday, August 11, 2018
    
Saturday, September 8, 2018

Time: 10 am - Noon

Description: Come and take a tour of this historic playhouse. This playhouse was built by Dr. and Mrs. William Haskell for their five year old daughter Lucy. It is a rare architectural gem containing many of the flamboyant elements of the Queen Anne style: cartwheels, brackets, spires, diagonal sticking, fish scale shingles and stained glass windows. Its importance is magnified because so few of these accessory structures for children have survived. The playhouse contains a single room, front porch and side porch. Sadly, Lucy died in 1890 at age nine of black diphtheria. Mrs. Haskell died in 1932 leaving her home, six acres of land, including Lucy’s playhouse, to the City of Alton stipulating that the land never be subdivided and always be called Haskell Park. The interior has been restored and the playhouse is open for special occasions. The playhouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

Free

For more information call 618-463-2235

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