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Pucker Street Historic District

The Pucker Street Historic District is a nationally recognized historic district located in Marion, Iowa, United States. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. At the time of its nomination it consisted of 84 resources, which included 50 contributing buildings, three contributing structures, two contributing objects, and 29 non-contributing buildings. The historic district is a residential area near Marion's central business district. The people who initially built homes here were the city's pioneer families and then their descendants. It is also where the city's wealthy and influential citizens built their houses along Eighth Avenue and its adjacent streets. The neighborhood was called "Pucker Street" because of the superior attitudes that some of its early residents were said to have pocessed.