"My Town and Yours" Thoughts and Observations of Mark Lange
by Mark Lange,posted Nov 6 2013 6:09AM
Good news about the future home of Pioneer Oil at 4th and Main. The owners say they are going to make the building look more like the historic buildings in the area. While the building now looks pretty good, it does not match the neighborhood and there is a group that cares about that and that group in the Vincennes Historic Review Board. Changing the color of the building and adding brick and limestone that matches the area will be a nice, but not required touch. It seems the Pioneer Oil folks want to fit in. Work is already underway on the property and completion will come quickly it seems.
Now about the Pocket Park in the same block. Lots of action and little talk on the Pioneer building. Lots of talk and little action on the Pocket Park. Maybe that whole thing about money coming in after construction began didn't work out so well for the Pocket Park. I'm not even sure the work that has been done is better to look at than the old empty lot.