The Greentown Grapevine – 2003-05, 10:05 - Page 1
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“ a paper for the people“ May 2003 . Two ceremonies were held recently A Ribbon Cutting and. An Unveiling Grand Opening in eastern Howard County which recalled the past and celebrated tbe present and future. - - Beginnings Honoring the Past The Greentown Historical Society opened its newly renovated building to the public on Sunday, April 27. The building at 103 E. Main Street had been empty for about three years before they acquired it. At the time the historical society gained title, a new roof was the first order of business. Then at least five dumpster loads of material were removed. Insulation, new heating, ~ cooling, and wiring will provide controlled temperature and humidity which are necessary for best preservation of donated items intended I for Preservation. The Abby Rose, Junior member; Connie Rendfeld, Associate Rirector, Local History Se_ rvices Office, Indigna Historical Society; included stairs with a slmet- side. RacW JeMins, President, Greenfawn Hjstorbc3Ss&~ H~ t; l& Bur ce- president, Comr( 7unity’F oundation of Howard eptrance. New stairs were built with County; Jamesgarris, President, Greentown Town Concil: and e @& ulin,% Jgmnm& re mber, pafim the ribbon inside- only access. An interesting cutting cere y of the GreenJown Historical Society building on April 27,2’ 0 03. ( Mare photos on pgs. 1) feature of the interior is a brick Ph‘ oro by Sarah Cotton fireplace which had been covered with three coats of paint and paneling. Tin Learning about the history of the New Life for an Old ceilillg palleis Were salvaged from the building is on- going, but this much is Brad Howell Ford building on South known: It was the Commercial ~ Exactly one hundred years after the Meridian before it was demolished. the State Bank Of Greentownsa barber State Bank of Greentown was These were cleaned, painted and organized and occupied the building, it installed as the ceiling for the gallery. Historical Society’s mission will take Building many forms, most yet to be implemented. A comment is often heard, “ 1 wish I could get in a time machine and see what it was back I TIle brick facade was cleaned and Greentown, Production Credit will become a repository of~ listorical thought is, “ I wish I could get in atime TIle inappropriate Association office, a video rental store items froln eastern Howard County machine and go into the future and see gas station, cigar store, pool hally I offices for the State Bank of will again Serve the cornmun~ tyl~ t when ......” An equally intflguing awning was relnoved above the first floor windows and colored glass business- The upstairs‘ been generations to learn of the people and people understand the motivation, ande Office for a home heakh Care which will enable titis and future ‘ loww hat we are doingn ow is ab&, e second story offices, dining room for the Eastern Star and an apartment. events which shaded teaching aspect of the Greentown area. This beliefs, adversities, etc. ofthose who windows. went before.” Community “ Reclaims Their Town” For several years the residents of 1902 and boasted a population of Guy have talked about having road about 40, including some businesses. signs erected proclaiming the name of A family responsible for a large their “ town”. You’ll find it on state percentage of later population was the highway maps but there has been no Carpenters. Edward and Grace sign to confirm its existence. Carpenter moved to Guy in 1949 and bocated at 800 E and 300 S, raised eleven children. Of that residents on the north side ofthe road number, tworemain in Guy, Helen and’ are in Liberty Township, while those her brother Jerry. Jerry has been on the south are in Taylor Township. dubbed the “ Mayor of Guy”. , Other Helen ( Carpenter) Hammer, referred to . families of that era were the Sparlings as the “ Historian of Guy”, says that at and the Clintons. The- residents, both one time it was expected that state long- standing and new, paid for the road 26 would lie on 300 South. The signs. The “ Welcome to Guy” sign is house she now lives in was built to be on the west side of town. Smaller a gas station, in anticipation of the signs are north and south, proclaiming road becoming a state highway. simply “ Guy”. H- ow. ever , highway 26 was put on 400 With all this sineage, Guy now tops
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2003-05, 10:05|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
|Technical Metadata||Digital images captured by Imaging Office Systems 2008|
|Local Item ID||Greentown History Center – newspaper collection|
|Usage Statement||The Greentown Area Residential Association has granted permission to the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library and the Greentown Historical Society to copy any and all issues of the Greentown Grapevine. Permission granted to view and print items from this digital collection for personal use, study, research, or classroom teaching.|
|Publisher||Greentown Area Residential Association, 1993-|
Local News depicting eastern Howard County in Indiana.
Headlines: A Ribbon Cutting and An Unveiling-Beginnings Honoring the Past; Grand Opening; Community "Reclaims Their Town"
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, May 2003, Volume 10, Issue 05|
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