Founder and family patriarch Mamon Powers, Sr., passes away at the age of 80.
Powers & Sons completes an historic preservation and renovation of the Wabash YMCA in Chicago is completed. In the 1900s, the Wabash Y is the center of Chicago’s Black civic and social life. By 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s campaign to establish National Negro History Week (the predecessor to Black History Month) launches from the Y.
Powers & Sons leads the implosion of Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. The arena was the site of Elvis Presley’s last concert in 1977 and is where Hockey Hall-of-Famer Wayne Gretzky competed against the Indianapolis Racers in 1978. It was also the site of Michael Jordan’s first comeback when he re-joined the Chicago Bulls in a 1995 game against the Indiana Pacers.