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Haskell Playhouse

1211 Henry Street
Alton, IL 62002
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Haskell 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.

*Please note that the Playhouse grounds are what is handicap accessible. There is a kiosk located next to the playhouse with wonderful pictures showing you the inside.


Easter Bunny at Haskell Playhouse
March 24, 2018
10:00am to 11:30am

Open House at Haskell Playhouse
April 14, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm

Open House at Haskell Playhouse
April 14, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm

Open House at Haskell Playhouse
May 12, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm

Open House at Haskell Playhouse
May 12, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm

Open House at Haskell Playhouse
June 09, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm

Open House at Haskell Playhouse
June 09, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm

Open House at Haskell Playhouse
July 14, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm

Open House at Haskell Playhouse
July 14, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm

Lucy Haskell's Birthday Celebration
July 29, 2018
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Lucy Haskell's Birthday Celebration
July 29, 2018
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Open House at Haskell Playhouse
August 11, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm

Open House at Haskell Playhouse
August 11, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm

Open House at Haskell Playhouse
September 08, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm

Open House at Haskell Playhouse
September 08, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm

Visit with Santa at Haskell Playhouse
December 01, 2018
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Haskell 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.

*Please note that the Playhouse grounds are what is handicap accessible. There is a kiosk located next to the playhouse with wonderful pictures showing you the inside.


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