Photo by Adam Hand
Alton Mayor Brant Walker, surrounded by Alton Memorial Hospital President Dave Braasch (far left) and Eunice Smith Home staff, offers remarks during a brief ceremony Oct. 7 in which a segment of College Avenue was renamed Eunice Smith Memorial Drive. The name honors Eunice Smith, who donated the land on which Alton Memorial Hospital was built in 1937. The street name runs from the intersection with Rock Springs Drive (at the entrance to Rock Spring Park) west to Holman Street. That part of the street runs right past Eunice Smith Home, which celebrates its 50th anniversary with an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15.