Marietta Restoration Associates Moves Two Properties, Acquires Another

Written by Adam Jenkins

Union Meeting House

This has proven to be an eventful year for Marietta Restoration Associates (MRA). The MRA Board of Directors are proud to announce that the Marietta Theatre property has been sold to the Susquehanna Stage Company (full article on page 8) and the caretaker responsibilities for the Vesta Furnace office building have been turned over to Rivertownes, USA. In addition, MRA has purchased the property located at 1 Strawberry Avenue.

“We’re reorganizing our effort of preservation activity in the borough,” said David White, President of MRA, of the organization’s recent moves. The property at 1 Strawberry will be demolished, and the lot will be used to enhance the functionality of the Union Meeting House. “Long-term plans call for landscaping, roadway improvements, and construction of a parking lot that will aid in developing more rentals of the Union Meeting House, which has suffered from a lack of parking,” stated White.

White also revealed that there is a soon-to-be-announced project to enhance and better utilize the Old Town and Union Meeting House. That project calls for street enhancements that will include cooperation from Marietta Borough. Keep an eye open for details about that project in a future edition of the Marietta Traveler.

Marietta Restoration Associates has been dedicated to the cultural and architectural heritage of Marietta since 1965. To become involved with MRA, please email