A display at Hayner Public Library in downtown Alton shows the deterioration of the Lucy Haskell Playhouse.
A display at Hayner Public Library in downtown Alton illustrates the deterioration of the Lucy Haskell Playhouse.
The interactive display, created by Debbie Schuneman, shows a line drawing of the playhouse, with little doors that open. Under each door is a photo showing the deterioration of that section of the structure.
“From the street, the playhouse looks beautiful,” Schuneman said. “You don’t see the peeling paint, the rotting wood, the broken shingles, or the birds nesting in the eaves. It’s deteriorating and quickly.”
The Lucy Haskell Playhouse committee is chartered with raising the funds needed for the structure’s restoration. They recently launched a campaign entitled “$50,000 in 50 days.”
For information, go to http://haskellplayhouse.org./