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New life for Martinsville landmark

Posted at 3:52 PM, Nov 22, 2017

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. -- A downtown Martinsville landmark dating back more than 80 years is back in business.

It’s the big sign on top of the building at the northwest corner of the Courthouse Square, the one that proclaims “Martinsville City Of Mineral Water.”

The sign was put up during an era when Martinsville was the site of several mineral water sanitariums, much like those in French Lick and West Baden Springs.

The sign was lit at night and could be seen blocks away.

There were periods when the lights worked and times when they didn’t.

The sign also went through various restorations, but was a sad site in recent years.

That’s no longer the case.

Martinsville residents Mary and Craig Fenneman purchased the Union Block Building this year and made repairs to the roof and sign, repainting it and adding new LED lights.

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