Archival work

While construction work is ongoing, a small group has been working to archive materials that were pulled out of the building, literally from the walls, during deconstruction. Before we had begun deconstruction, Tom asked Joe Gallagher if he could open up sample portions of the walls just to check for complications. Joe, who is managing the construction, also happens to have a degree in archaeology. So when he opened up some walls and found paperwork stuffed inside (presumably for insulation), he didn't throw it away, but recognized it for its historical value and kept it. This paperwork sat unattended for a few months before we were able to get to it. In the last couple of  months, however, we have been cleaning it up, placing it in acid-free boxes, and storing it for display in the … [Read more...]

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