I thought I'd share an interior shot of the building prior to renovation. (Indiana Landmarks had performed some restoration work to the interior.) Unfortunately, the wonderful wood ceilings are not allowed due to fire code. (So sad.) One half of the ceiling was already removed prior to me purchasing the building. Most of the wood was saved. I'm hoping that I might be able to use the wood in the upstairs unit in some form or another.
Also in this picture you can see the wood floors. They are a bit dirty and covered with a paper backing in some places where a linoleum floor was placed over them and later removed.
I love the original wood floors, warping, cupping and all.
I am hoping to paint them, as it was traditional to do so in that period. Depending on how they clean up maybe I'll even stain them. Keep your fingers crossed. I would hate to cover them up.
I have been meeting with contractors all week and hope to have some bids in soon. I'm itching to start this project.