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Beall Mansion An Elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn

Contact Information

407 E. 12th St. view map
Alton, IL 62002
(618) 474-9100

About

The Beall Mansion, an Elegant Bed and Breakfast Inn, is located along the Heartland Rivers Wine Trail on Millionaire's Row in historic Alton, Illinois.

Once the private residence of Senator Edmond Beall, a politician, industrialist, and financer. We welcome you to a world of eleven and a half foot ceilings, crystal chandeliers, hardwood floors, leaded glass windows, original wood work, imported marble and bronze statuary, Chinese artwork, and hand woven Persian and Oriental rugs. You will revel in the luxury of a home once reserved for only the turn of the century elite. 

We welcome you to our home..... The Beall Mansion.

 

Features you'll love:

Whirlpools for 2,

All You Can Eat Chocolate Buffet,

Digital Cable,

Dvd,

Complimentary Wi-fi,

& more!

Bed & Breakfast Experience

Let us pamper you with champagne, imported chocolates, turn down service on arrival, his & hers plush  monogrammed robes, slippers, and your choice of breakfast. Or for award winning lodging accommodations without the extra amenities, enjoy a no frills extended stay with weekly rates. Each beautifully appointed guest room features a sumptuous triple sheeted feathered bed (feather top removal for allergies) and private bath with shower, whirlpool for two, or claw foot tub, imported marble floor, and chandelier.

The Activities

After breakfast, enjoy a walk through our historic Alton Middletown neighborhood. Shop for that special find in Alton's extensive downtown antique district. Go winter eagle watching. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Illinois bluffs and the mighty Mississippi while biking or hiking along the Great River Road and the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway. Or enjoy one of the myriad of other things to see and do in the Alton
Illinois area.

When you return, treat yourself to afternoon tea in the formal parlor, or curl up with a good book in front of one of THE BEALL MANSION's many fireplaces.

For the perfect end to a perfect day . . . dim the lights . . . and let your problems melt away while sipping champagne in a long soak of complimentary bath salts. Or, enjoy the company of that someone special and rekindle past amour with a romantic interlude in your own private whirlpool for two.

History

The Mansion Built as a Wedding Present

The mansion was designed by one of the most renown and prolific architects of the day, Lucas Pfeiffenberger. It was built right before the St. Louis World's Fair, in 1902 and 1903, as a wedding present by railroad baron and river boat magnate Z. B. Job for his son, Z. B. Job, Jr. and Mary Drummond, heiress to the Drummond tobacco
fortune.

In 1908 Mary had her husband declared insane and committed to an asylum. He would be the first of five millionaire husbands each of which would be declared insane or die shortly after marrying her.

In 1909 she sold the mansion to Edmond Beall for the sum of $20,000. It has been known as The BEALL MANSION ever since.

Senator Edmond Beall

Mr. Beall was both a politician and a successful businessman.

In 1872 Edmond Beall and his brother, Charles, pooled $75 to co-found Beall Brothers Shovel Company later to become Beall Brothers Manufacturing. By 1907 they had built their enterprise into the largest manufacturer of
miner's tools, railroad implements and heavy equipment in the United States. Mr. Beall was also President of the Home Building and Loan Association of Alton.

The Honorable Mr. Beall started his political career as an Alderman of the 4th ward. He became the head of the streets and alleys committee and spearheaded legislation to get the streets of Alton paved with brick. He is
considered the man who pulled Alton out of the mud by spearheading the paving of streets and roads  throughout the city. Centennial History of Madison County, Volume II, Published 1912, pg.852-855.

Mr. Beall went on to become a four term major of Alton, Senator, and would be offered a cabinet position in the Roosevelt administration by his good friend, Theodore Roosevelt.

The Mansion

The BEALL MANSION was widely recognized for its architectural significance by the publications of the day.

"One of the leading homes in a city of elegant residences and one of the finest and best built houses in this section." Alton Illinois Illustrated 1912, page 42

". . . an outstanding example of the eclectic style of the new century." Alton Illinois, A pictorial history, Published 1912, page 98

Contact

Jim & Sandy Belote @ bepampered@beallmansion.com

618-474-9100

 

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