Category Archives: The Alano Building

Alano Gamblers Anonymous Room Restored

We have completed the restoration of the original dining room at the Hax Mansion in the Museum Hill Neighborhood in St. Joseph, Missouri.  Most of the first floor at our Alano Club has now been restored.  There remains only a hallway and the kitchen.

Gamblers Anonymous has been meeting in the dining room since 2002.  These photos were taken 30 minutes after  the restoration was complete.



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The Story of a Way Out (1950)

“Will you exchange sickness and remorse, desolation and despair, for faith and hope, health and happiness?  We, in Alano Club, have made this trade and are glad.  We have found the way out.  You can do the same before time runs out.

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Alano Club Parquet Wood Floors

The Alano Building was built in the late 1886 by George Hax.  We restored our floors again in 2011.  The project cost $1,500 – all donated by members, and all of the work was done by members.  The floor project was long and arduous.  There was constant wood dust in the building – but the meetings continued.  This project was a testament to the determination of 12 Step programs.

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Alano Club Fireplaces (Slideshow)

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