Where does it end?
To all good citizens of Marietta,
I am writing this letter to remind the good people of Marietta how many streets have been closed because Marietta College wanted them closed.
I have lived around Marietta all my life. I can’t remember what year it was; they closed Sixth Street between Putnam and Butler to build the Ban Johnson Arena. In the late 60s or early 70s, they closed Fifth Street between Butler and Greene to build the Hermann Fine Arts Center. I can remember in the 90s when they closed Fifth Street between Putnam and Butler. I was telling people that the next thing you know, they will be after us to close Butler Street.
When are the good citizens of Marietta going to finally say, “enough is enough?” I know that there are a lot of people that go across Butler Street, but notice that I said “PEOPLE” — they are not Washington School kids that have people to help them across Third and Fourth streets. It would be a good deal for them to put one of the college personnel on Butler Street for 12 to 14 hours a day, to make sure that the people have a good and safe crossing.
If you go down Fourth Street, you will see how much property Marietta College owns between Putnam and Butler. Around the 2040s, we will go over the same thing, only it will be to close Fourth Street.
I love Marietta.
Terry L. Way