Marsh Manor Fate to be Decided May 25th, 2011

Marsh Manor is pictured here shortly after the fire

The fate of Marsh Manor on Main Street in Knox will be decided on May 25th. According to Planning Commissioner Greg Matt, the building has been boarded up after the last of the renters were evicted. According to some, the building had been home to several “squatters” too before it was finally emptied.

Once a home to Dr. Kelly, a prominent dentist in the community, the home had been turned into an apartment building. It had fallen on hard times during the past few years, with a fire the final blow to its viability as a rooming house.

The home had also served as Dr. Kelly’s dental office. Kelly was married to medical doctor Dr. Jim DeNaut’s sister Betty. At one time it was a piece of a beautiful street leading into the downtown.