The Old Marietta City Hall
This was Marietta City Hall.
You could walk right in and walk up to a counter and pay your water and light bill and talk to Mrs. Goscha. Mrs. Goscha’s husband was a Sealtest milkman. I think my aunt Sarah may have worked there too one time before she worked for the downtown library.
If you were old enough and young enough you could climb the high wide stairs and go to the TAC (teenage canteen).
On a certain week night you could come and watch the city councilmen and mayor make big plans for the city. You just about knew all the councilmen and they knew you.
Or you could walk around back and see the big shiny red fire engines of Fire Station #1, The firemen hanging around were always good for a reflective strip to put on your bicycle or some literature on how to prevent a fire – well? It was free wasn’t it?
I think most of the building has been bulldozed away and now it is much smaller building that has a small office within – maybe the office is an insurance or an architect’s office.