208 State Street - The Lincoln Lofts

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Abraham Lincoln once stayed at a hotel located in this 1836 apartment building, which is rumoured to be haunted. The ghost a young girl in a white dress has been seen playing with a ball on the main staircase, and visitors claim to have heard faint laughter and the rustling of fabric. The staircase seems particularly haunted, as marching footsteps and the apparition of a soldier have also been glimpsed here. In the old ballroom, unexplained noises have been heard, such as ghostly music and the sounds of people dancing.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

208 State Street
Alton, IL
United States

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38.8911482, -90.1885307
Madison County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Alton, IL (0.2 mi.)
Upper Alton, IL (2.5 mi.)
West Alton, MO (2.6 mi.)
East Alton, IL (4.2 mi.)
Godfrey, IL (4.5 mi.)
Wood River, IL (5.3 mi.)
Rosewood Heights, IL (5.6 mi.)
Hartford, IL (6.4 mi.)
Roxana, IL (6.7 mi.)
Spanish Lake, MO (7.3 mi.)


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