A little history from the year 1904. Several new impressive homes were being built in Marion. A new addition to Marion was being laid out and getting ready for lots to be sold. It was located North of town.
Al Pickens, a local business man, had purchased a lot and was building himself a handsome brick residence. The time was July 1904.
The two story brick home was to have a splendid cellar, which was a luxury, a large reception hall, double parlors, with folding doors between with family and kitchen and dining room on first floor, Several sleeping apartments will be on the second floor.
The house was the home of the Slyche Frazer family for many years. After they sold the home, two different couples have purchased the home and started renovation work on it, and both times something has happened and they had not finished the work on it. As you can see it is still a grand site to see.
The home sits empty today, and looks as it does in the photo. Hopefully it can be lived in once again and the work finished. It would be such a shame to lose this impressive old home as so many has been lost in Marion.