Robert Wadlow, Abraham Lincoln and Steven Douglas may soon have some company in Alton, as another legendary figure is set to be immortalized in statue form. Alton Mayor Tom Hoechst announced plans Saturday night for a statue to honor international blues icon and Alton native Miles Davis.
Planning and fundraising are underway for a life sized statue at Third Street in the midst of the Downtown Entertainment District. The Alton Museum of Art, Pride Inc and the Alton Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau are teaming up on the project. Early fundraising ideas include a brick campaign and while those plans aren't finalized you can donate now by calling 462-2763.