Indiana Motorcycle Preservation Society (IMPS) Accepts Donation of Historic Building
Contributed By: Loretta Tappan, Secretary/Treasurer
Motorcycle Preservation Society to Embark on a Historic Journey with the
Acquisition of 314 S Washington St, Marion, Ind.
Marion, Ind. – February
Motorcycle Preservation Society (IMPS) is pleased to announce a landmark
decision made by the board on January 31, resulting in the unanimous acceptance
of Carmen Mitchell's generous gift — the building located at 314 S Washington
convened inside this historic building at 6 pm, recognizing the immense
opportunity that lies within its walls. Knowing the evolution from the
Blumenthal Department Store to Ride & Leather, the building encapsulates a
myriad of stories that have woven through the fabric of Marion's history.
thrilled to play a part in shaping the future of this iconic building while
preserving the rich stories it holds," said Jake Simpkins, Board President
The vision for
the future of 314 S Washington St is expansive and reflects a commitment to
preserving and celebrating Indiana's motorcycle heritage. Plans include the
potential establishment of a motorcycle museum space, a motorcycle restoration
shop, swap meet retail space, business rental space, and market living spaces.
plans excite us, our immediate priorities lie in essential repairs. The focus
will be on addressing roof repairs, exterior wall repairs, and windows,
ensuring the building's structural integrity is safeguarded for generations to
To support this
ambitious project, IMPS encourages donations. Contributions can be sent via
mail to 314 S Washington St, Marion, or made online at indianamps.org.
related to project bids or media, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Motorcycle Preservation Society looks forward to engaging the community in this
revitalization effort, turning a page of Marion's history into a vibrant
chapter for the future.
Indiana Motorcycle Preservation Society:
Motorcycle Preservation Society (IMPS) is dedicated to preserving and promoting
the rich history of motorcycles in Indiana. Through events, initiatives, and
community engagement, IMPS aims to ensure that the legacy of Indiana's
motorcycle heritage thrives for generations to come.
Keywords: restoration, building, museum, motorcycles, indiana, preservation
Posted: February 2, 2024
Unless noted, the thoughts and opinions expressed in the article are solely that of the
author and not necessarily the opinion of the editors of PreservationDirectory.com.