Marshalltown has a thriving downtown historic district and a very active Main Street organization. Beautification of the downtown takes on the form of murals, public Art, a green wall, water feature and outdoors art exhibit in the Gallery Garden. However, on July of 2018 an SF 3 Tornado devastated the downtown historic district. The impact of that storm has been transformational for the Historic district and surrounding area. The destruction spanned 88 blocks The preservation of this important historic district in the heart of the City is essential in restoring the unique character of the community, and serves as an anchor for surrounding reinvestment and revitalization. With several large restoration projects as catalysts, surrounding redevelopment and reinvestment is already underway. Restoring this truly devastated historic district will have a profound effect on the vitality of Marshalltown's downtown community. Your help will allow the district to continue with further revitalization/renovation projects on our way to restoring the beauty and charm of this wonderful downtown district.