140 years ago
september 26, 1879
A brick business building to be made of Marion Centre brick is one of the talked of enterprises. We hope to see it go up—the building, not the enterprise.
Mr. A.E. Case has commenced the erection of a residence on the hill which when completed will probably be the finest dwelling in the county. It will be a large two story stone structure.
Mrs. Tilson has remodeled her millinery establishment putting in new shelving, show cases, etc., and now her store is a still more attractive place of resort for the ladies in quest of “fixins” to wear.
Besides innumerable frame houses, there are five stone building in process of erection, in Marion Centre, and large ones, too. The “Stone City” is still booming, to use a phrase which you have heard before, perhaps.
There was a perfect jam of wagons in town Saturday. It looked like “old business.”
Mr. James Brooks has returned to Marion Centre from Illinois. He had been gone several years and the town had grown so in his absence that he got lost the first day, ‘tis said.