Changes full speed ahead on West Franklin Street

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
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What a difference a week can make. Immediately after purchasing five lots on West Franklin Street, Robert Eberly of Greencastle began making changes to the property. The photos take a walk backwards on what he has done. Monday, Sept. 4, a Marion family stopped in at house number 40 to look for memorabilia because family members had resided there for several generations since the 1930s. Cameron Dillon, 8, carried a towel bar to the porch, where brothers Larry and Bob Eberly were taking a break from salvage operations. Cameron’s grandmother’s prize find was the original mailbox. Note that the overgrown bushes to the corner of Jefferson Street are already gone. On Saturday Dave Ganoe filled a dumpster as Bob Eberly watched. Friday morning Larry Eberly moved debris from the house numbered 36 with a smaller piece of equipment, the first of the three on the demolition schedule. The middle house could be down by Wednesday, weather permitting. The third house should disappear by the end of the month. The final picture shows what the half block frontage on Franklin Street looked like over the summer. Bob Eberly hopes to build some kind of subsidized rental housing for senior citizens.

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