Press Release

Downtown Marceline awarded TRIM Grant

October 27th, 2020

The Downtown Marceline Organization was recently awarded a Tree Resource Improvement & Maintenance (TRIM) Grant in the amount of $14,064.00 for the replacement, planting, and care of 28 trees on Main Street USA.  The competitive cost-share program is provided and administered by the Missouri Department of Conservation in cooperation with the Missouri Community Forestry Council. Downtown Marceline has further partnered with the City of Marceline to provide in-kind service in preparation for planting and follow-on care of the trees as part of the grant requirement.

The Downtown Marceline Organization embarked on a historic stabilization and rehabilitation project to save the iconic Zurcher building.


Built in 1899, 123 Main Street USA, originally served Marceline as a bank on the first floor and the Knights of Pythias meeting hall on the second floor. By 1905 Percy Wilkins establishes a jewelry store on the first floor and in 1909 the store was passed on to Albert Zurcher. Mr. Zurcher continued to serve the community for an astonishing 64 years, selling not only jewelry, but also eyeglasses, cameras, TVs, and appliances.

Downtown Marceline Launches

SOS Capital Campaign

September 28th, 2020

Missouri Main Street Connection, Inc. (MMSC) selected two winning applications for the Activation of Storefront Grant on January 10, 2020, recognizing projects planned out by communities to enhance their districts. Missouri Main Street Connection is a non-profit designed to help communities preserve their historic commercial districts through economic revitalization. 

Downtown Marceline wins Activation Storefront Grant from Missouri Main Street Connection, Inc.

January 17th, 2020

2019 Macon Electric Foundation Grant Recipients

December 19th, 2019

Downtown Marceline applied to the Macon Electric Foundation with a proposal to partner on a project to oversee physical upgrades to the historic Zurcher building and adjacent building in order to secure their structural stability.


With assistance from the Macon Electric Foundation, Downtown Marceline began the process of gutting the building from floor to ceiling.  The funds received were used towards the cost of dumpster rentals, manual labor, and the tools needed to assist for extensive restoration.