125 years ago
September 30, 1887
North Park Addition
Lots in the new Queen City Town Company’s North Park Addition to Marion are going off like the traditional “hot cakes.” The plat has only been filed two weeks, and the sale of lots was really not begun till the middle of last week, and yet between sixty and seventy lots have already been sold, aggregating about four thousand dollars in amount. We call this quite a boom.
The old First National bank building on the corner of Maine and Third streets is being fitted up this week for the reception of the new clothing store to be put in at once.
The Baptist ladies had miserable weather for their New England supper, Tuesday evening, but were tolerably successful and bravely continued the feast Wednesday night, with worse weather against them.
The Sunday ordinance is now in force. We think it will be generally observed, to the benefit of individuals and to the credit of the town.
Col. Burch has returned and has shown us some advance sheets of the illustrated Hand Book of Marion and Marion county he is printing for our people. It will be an elegant book, and will be ready for delivery in a few days.
A fine rain fell here Sunday night, and it has been drizzling nearly ever since.