The work continues! Last week Dave and Mark dismanteled the Train Station canopy. It will be reassembled and used at the old Railroad Depot in Knife River. I'm so happy it will be installed at a place where people can enjoy it for many years to come!
I have been busy moving things into the basement and doing anything else I can do to help. We have to clear the entire main level so the floor can be restored. We discovered a beautiful 1940's terrazo floor beneath the tiles. It has flecks of reddish, rust, ochre and grey. We had the existing tile and the mastic glue tested and both are asbestos-free! My next job will be to remove all of the old tiles. Thankfully they pop off easily with a ice chisel.
The walls are being repaired and soon I can prime and paint.
The replica Train Depot will be repainted and transformed into a "Fish Market". The fun continues!
More updates next week!
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