In 2019, CityWide was approached by two graduate students, Kari Boroff and Jacquline Hudson, from Bowling Green University. The women wanted to honor the legacy of the Troutman Sound Labs that once stood on the Salem and Catalpa Gateway, as well as the musical legacy that the Troutman family brought to those in the community and beyond.
What started as a class project evolved into an Ohio Historic Marker. The marker was made possible with the generosity of the Ohio Historical Markers Grant Program, the Levin Family Foundation, and CityWide Development Corporation. The Troutman Historical Marker joins the sound sculpture created by Michael Bashaw in celebrating the Troutman family.
The marker was installed at a public event on October 16, 2020.