The Mineral Springs Building on Broadway in Alton is gearing up for its centennial celebration one week from today (Saturday).  The day will kick off with a ribbon cutting ceremony to launch its second hundred years at noon, and activities will run through 4pm. 

 

Mineral Springs Haunted Tours owner Janet Kolar says lecturer and historian Wayne Hensley – who is also the resident barber at the Mall – will take you through the history of the building.

 

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She says the workers will be dressed in period clothing from the 1920’s and earlier, with jazz music helping to set the mood.  Mineral Springs opened in 1914 as a 90-room hotel and spa by the Luer brothers, but has also been a tobacco shop and was transformed into a mall in 1978.

 

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