City of Marion wants to sell historic homes

The city of Marion wants to sell and move two older houses to make way for a $67 million redevelopment in Uptown Marion.

The houses are at 525 11th Street and 520 12th Street in Marion. That's right next to the Public Library and City Hall.

The city wants the eventual owners to move the houses and restore them to maintain Marion’s history. City leaders are looking for buyers and say they could provide financial help and historic preservation grants.

If no one offers to relocate the houses, the city says it will look at demolishing them.