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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Marion County Demonstration House, 140 Wilson St. S, (NR)

The William Beckett house used for the Marion County Home Demonstration in 1934 was originally located on the corner of Liberty and Union Streets. Moved to the Courthouse lawn and completely renovated and refurnished, it was an example of Depression “how-to” remodeling for the average homeowner. It was sold to Larry Grote for $1,295 and moved to this lot behind his own home.See more information and a 1991 photograph.

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