By Bill Munn
What are the outcomes for children raised in our community? Will they earn more income than their parents? Is the American Dream of upward mobility possible for our children in Marion/Grant County? What are the factors affecting this dream? In what ways is our community fostering or hindering this goal.
The Opportunity Atlas is a product of Opportunity Insights a collaboration between Harvard University and the US Census Bureau whose mission is to “…develop scalable policy solutions that will empower families throughout the United States to rise out of poverty and achieve better life outcomes.”
The information provided by the Atlas is designed to gather data down to the street level, conduct research, study policy, and aid local communities in identifying needs and constructing scalable programs seeking to revive the American Deam.
The URL is provided below. It is user-friendly take a look at where you live, you may be surprised.
Photo by Bill Munn
The former Wolfe Building uncovered.
Photo by Bill Munn
The Halstead renovation underway.
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The Marion National Bank has listed on the Indiana Landmarks “Ten Most Dangered Structures in Indiana List (see Top Ten )
The good news is that negotions are currently underway by a local developer and a potential lessee. Stay tuned.
Patrick Henry beer – A part of Marion’s Heritage
“Patrick Henry beer was always made using top fermenting yeasts and almost all the bottles of the beer that have survived can be found with the tag “A beer with an ale base”. The fox deluxe brewing company reproduced the beer for about a decade until they were closed in 1951. Later on in 1982, the interest of beer again started to spread through America and Grant’s Brewery Pub was opened, which revived the early American breweries. They also manufactured some of the recipes that were available from Patrick Henry’s tavern and from then on, the Brewery industry in America has seen a continuous growth. The brewpub has been replicating these sensational recipes. Famed recipes like Patrick Henry’s Malt Liquor and the famed beer with the Ale Base are also being manufactured and have an all time high popularity.”
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(Photo: Christopher Walter)
Indiana Landmarks and residents of Lagro have succesfullyworked through their local Community Foundation in order to restore three significant buildings in their downtown. SOS Marion is a proud affiliate of Indiana Landmarks who have provided valuable support and information in our efforts to encourage our work in restoring Marion’s historic structures.
The price of this historic Marion house has been reduced to 125 K See Zillow for details
These properties have been designated as historically significant by SOS and announced at a public meeting at God’s House Ministries on May 25, 2017.
Marion National Bank- center of Marion’s commercial development since 1914 ( below)
Commerical property from 1880’s.
One of Harvey Firestone’s prewar service centers.
This house (below) is attributed to Samuel Plato
The structures below are post WW II housing for the GI’s coming home. They are all steel construction.
The three structures below are being developed by Affordable Housing
Built by the Marks family as a dry goods store. One of the oldest structures on the square.
Been to Wabash lately? Many will recall that folks from Wabash shopped in Marion. Not anymore. SOSMarion, Main Street Marion. Marion Roundtable, Marion Design Co are all working to make Marion a great city once again. Click on the website below to learn how it can be done.