Hidden Treasure – Come See What Amazing Things We Found
When you are renovating an old building, one of the cool things that everyone discusses is the hidden treasure you might find when tearing down those walls.
We couldn’t wait to start ripping things down to see all the gems that were waiting to be discovered, especially in a super secret Masonic hall.
Let me be right up front, the title of this article is better than the actual finds.
Total let down, right? Sorry. Trust me, I wish it were more exciting news too!
Let us show you what we did find…it is still cool.
- First, in the upstairs part of the building, we took down pieces of the ceiling so we could just get a preview of beyond the dropped ceiling. They stuffed newspaper up there, as insulation. Not much of it survived. It was so dirty and as soon as you touched it, it crumbled. So sad.
- Next up, when we removed one of the interior walls, we found the original exterior wall. Check it out. Unfortunately, the brick was in a bad state and we just couldn’t use it in the new design. This is still exciting. When you look at our building, it seems unbelievable that current entry point isn’t the original. I love finding out things like that.
We did find two secrets rooms. Ones that were totally sealed off and the only way we knew they were there was because we are removing so many walls.
Unfortunately again, no real treasure. We did find a cross that you would put lights in and a few letters of the same make but we gave them to one of the Masons who came for a visit. We surmised that one of those secret rooms, which was in the ceiling area, was the project room. Before the Mason’s, this building was a movie theater. Isn’t that fun? We sorta feel like we’re bringing it back to it’s original intent as a place that provides an entertainment venue!
We think we can all agree, we didn’t find hidden treasure, not a missing Van Gogh painting or some gold bars but it’s pretty cool.
As noted, the title is a bit more exciting than the actual finds but still fun and that’s what it’s all about!!