7 Alby Street
Alton, IL 62002
The New York Times
Sunday, February 21, 2007
By Nancy Beth Jackson
Alton, Ill – After a half century, Tony and Edie Vetimiglia are moving back downtown, but this time they will be living in a loft with river views and custom-made brick Roman arches instead of in an apartment above the family restaurant.
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Darius Bryjka, a project designer with the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, calls them pioneers. “They are coming back to reclaim what they remember as the vibrancy of downtown.” Similar developments are happening in other Illinois towns, encouraged by state and local initiatives that provide financial incentives.
“You get people living there and people will come back,” said Duane Randall, 60, one of three partners in the Mississippi Landing project. The lofts are priced from $175,000 to $350,000 and have 12-foot-plus ceilings, exposed brick and steel beams along with river views.
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