MARTINSVILLE, IND. – JUNE 7, 2012 – Odle McGuire Shook (OMS) had the good fortune to recently work with a private developer / entrepreneur who optioned the historic Grassyfork Fishery Office Building in Martinsville, Indiana and asked OMS to prepare interior space and facade renovation plans for a catering and banquet facility.  The structure is a significant example of early 20th century office / showroom architecture that was used as the headquarters for what was at the time the largest goldfish producer in the world.  A conceptual interior and exterior renovation plan was prepared as well as a site / landscape plan that not only matched the original character of the garden space but also spaces for outdoor events and garden parties.  Unfortunately the developer was not able to continue with his project and the building remains a jewel ready to be polished.  The Morgan County Historic Preservation Society welcomes a progressive developer who will bring this building back to it’s former glory and be a useful addition to the local economy.  With our knowledge of the building OMS is ready to help with historically sensitive restoration and renovations.


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