I am sure about now you are looking at these two squint shots of rubble and saying "what?" Well, this is the beginning of a series of squint shots that I had a great opportunity to take. About a month ago, the common wall between the second floors above the old Decorating Center store (soon to be Maria's School of Dance) and Olden Days was removed. With all of the redecorating the owners of Maria's are doing, one such part of the project was to install a firewall between the two pieces of property. This will bring the buildings up to code.
When the old wall was removed, Maria Usher gave me a call wondering if I would like to see what they found. Of course, the answer was a very quick "yes."
I grabbed my camera and headed into town. With the wall torn down, the north half of the old Bell Opera House can now be seen, pretty much as it has stood, untouched, for close to a hundred years. The Bell Opera House was used into the early 1900s, but then once it was of no use, the storefronts below were divided further, thus dividing the second floor. During the next few days, all the pictures I could take will be shown. As always, I would like to extend a huge thank you to Carrie and Maria for allowing me access to wander and take pictures to my heart's content.