The Marietta Republican, April 29, 1859
George Shearer has commenced a new building fronting on Greene Street 22 feet, and 50 deep, to be two stories high, with a basement. The basement he intends for Butcher Stalls, and first floor for a depository of vegetables &c. Free to everybody during market hours. The upper story is intended for a public hall. It is the intention of Mr. Shearer to have the building completed by the 10th of May. Such a building as the above is much needed in Marietta, especially a hall.