On my MOVE IN TO DO LIST, is installing a shower in the servant’s room on the second floor, SE corner.
I already have a huge 5-foot x 5-foot shower pan. I quiver at the thought of so large a shower.
The shower will cover over much of the west wall in the room, so I—of course, dahlink!—needed to first document the historical record.
I have owned the house since 2014, and have looked at this wall many, many times. It never registered as something which might prove interesting.
But…I was wrong.
Discovering layers of history utterly fascinates me. The laborious process of wetting the papers and gently, oh so gently, scraping away the layers is a thrill.
The four papers do not, methinks, indicate a wide range of time. All papers seem pre-1950 to me. As such, the four papers would represent the 1930s and 1940s. They were, at some point, covered over with cheap paneling and I would venture a guess that this was installed during the 1950 motel conversion.
Oh…and under the first paper?
An incredible discovery was made. My skin is still all atingle.
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