Hidden Treasures Nov 21st 2010
1st stage of the demolition is pretty much done. Notice the cool transoms (windows) above the windows and door. You can’t see them from the outside as they have been hidden by the awful siding job from about 50 years ago. We were so excited too find these when the walls were first exposed. We knew they used to be there after seeing the historical photos, but assumed they had been removed. The original glass is even intact. The second phase of this project will be restoring the the outside. We are hoping to bring back the look shown in the historical picture (circa 1937). Probably a good time to mention the fact that we are working on Karen’s space at the same time. She has the space on the South part of the building. Notice her transoms wrap around west & South. We are hoping the extend the windows down the south side of the building. First things first… got to get the interiors done.
Uncovered the transoms (small windows above the big windows). They were hidden for the past 30 years or so.
I considered keeping the original transoms but they are too far gone and not energy efficient so I will donate them.
A view of how the transoms were covered up.
Photo of the building in 1937. We plan on using a lot of the original features when we remodel the exterior.
Karen's space & transoms.
Another view of Karen's space.