Clinton landmark on "Treasures in Trouble" list

Town trying to find use for old bank

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 9:53am

Folks in Clinton are fighting to save a historic landmark. The Marston House has stood in the town since the early 18-hundreds.

In it's heyday it was an important bank and a home for one of the big families in Clinton. Over time, however, it's fallen into disrepair and hasn't been open to the public in more than a decade.

Now the Foundation For Historical Louisiana has named it as one of its treasures in trouble. The people in charge of its care hope that someday soon it can be more than just an empty shell.