Lincoln - Douglas Square
Schedule a group photo stop at the Lincoln-Douglas Square in downtown Alton. The final senatorial debate between Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln took place in front of Alton's city hall at the corner of Broadway and Market Streets in 1858.
The debate itself drew national attention and more than 6,000 people gathered in downtown Alton for the event. That moment in time is forever frozen in time at the Lincoln-Douglas Square. Life-size bronze statues depict the two men intensely debating the issues of the time.