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Historic memorabilia from Tallcorn Towers to be auctioned Friday

November 7, 2012
By MIKE DONAHEY - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

Bill Fisher and Ronald Reagan passed away years ago, but memories of the famous duo abound daily now at Marshalltown's Tallcorn Towers.

A specially-ordered 1904 Baldwin piano was one of Bill Fisher's favorites, when he owned the historic facility, according to current owner B.O. Bryngelson.

Bryngelson can point to the exact spot in a room where Reagan and then Congressman Chuck Grassley spoke in the 1970s. The Bryngelsons have been busy sorting artifacts accumulated from almost 43 years of ownership for a 9 a.m. auction on Friday.

Old restaurant menus, cash register, chairs, paintings, restaurant equipment and more must go. The Bryngelsons sold the 84-year-old property to CommonBond Communities of Minneapolis.

CommonBond will assume control of the building in early December. The company will convert the current 64 efficiencies and one-bedroom apartments to 49 one-and-two bedroom apartments for low income residents.



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