A Brewery for Marion?


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.”

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/4321211

The article below discusses the economic benefits of brewing.

“The Power of Small”: Lagro saves historic structures


(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.

See the article from Indiana Landmarks here

Save Our Stories 2017 Featured Properties

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.

19_Wolfe Bldg

One of Harvey Firestone’s prewar service centers.

20_Firestone Bldg

This house (below) is attributed to Samuel Plato

3_Plato (515 W 5th St)

The structures below are post WW II housing for the GI’s coming home. They are all steel construction.

17_Lustron (3501 S Gallatin St)16_Lustron (4601 S Washington St)15_Lustron (909 W 6th St)13_Lustron (318 E 7th St)14_Lustron (1320 N Wabash Ave)

The three structures below are being developed by Affordable Housing

12_Gallatin (Mecca)

11_Gallatin (Danmar)10_Gallatin (Cecelian)

18_Beatnik's Bldg

Built by the Marks family as a dry goods store. One of the oldest structures on the square.