Middletown Historic District (Alton, Illinois)

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Middletown Historic District
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The Beall House, 407 E. Twelfth
Middletown Historic District (Alton, Illinois) is located in Illinois
Middletown Historic District (Alton, Illinois)
Location Roughly bounded by Broadway, Market, Alton, Franklin, Common, Liberty, Humboldt, and Plum Sts., Alton, Illinois
Coordinates 38°53′41″N 90°10′28″W / 38.89472°N 90.17444°W / 38.89472; -90.17444Coordinates: 38°53′41″N 90°10′28″W / 38.89472°N 90.17444°W / 38.89472; -90.17444
Area 232 acres (94 ha)
Architectural style Italianate, Queen Anne, Federal
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 78001166[1]
Added to NRHP July 11, 1978

The Middletown Historic District is a historic district in Alton, Illinois. The primarily residential district includes portions of Alton's Middletown and Hunterstown neighborhoods and comprises 653 buildings, 613 of which are contributing buildings.[2] Settlement in the district dates to the original plat of Alton in 1817, which included the southern half of Middletown. Development in the district continued through the 19th century and into the 20th, spanning all of Alton's early history. The district also represents multiple eras of Alton's architectural history. Most early houses in the district were designed in the Federal style, while the Italianate and Queen Anne styles were predominant in the latter half of the 19th century.[3]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 11, 1978.[1] in 1982, the boundaries of the district were expanded to include Alton's Pagan Hill neighborhood.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Property Information Report: Middletown Historic District". Historic and Architectural Resources Geographic Information System. Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved March 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Wagner, Robert (July 31, 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Middletown Historic District". National Park Service. Retrieved March 1, 2014.