Plans are Underway to Restore Outside of Former Old Post Office in Alton

By on October 11, 2018

From RiverBender:  Plans are underway to renovate and restore the outside appearance of the former Old Post Office building at 300 Alby St. in Alton, IL.

The flag pole has not been used for many years and will soon receive a new coat of paint and repair the cable system so it can fly the United States of America flag. The flag will be illuminated so the flag can be displayed around the clock.

Plans include a new patio area around the flag and extending north to the parking area. A black wrought iron fence will be installed around the perimeter of the patio. The grass will be removed and replaced with a small rock base covered with large pavers. The cost of the project will be approximately $27,000.

The former Old Post Office has been transformed into a new historical place of beauty and community by members of its benefactor nonprofit group known as Lantern Network. With generous financial donations from Hugh Halter’s network of friends around the country, as well as TIF funds from the City of Alton, Post Commons became a reality and is truly living up to their unofficial vision of being “Alton’s Living Room.”

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