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Boldness is the ability to stand tall even when the valley seems deep.
We picked color 311 on the color cards. It is lighter than we hoped/expected but
January 1, 1970 | Restoration Archive

We picked color 311 on the color cards. It is lighter than we hoped/expected but

We picked color 311 on the color cards. It is lighter than we hoped/expected but maybe other powers have played in the color choice! I believe that old buildings gain a life of their own over time and maybe the building wanted to shine brightly against the backdrop of glass and steel. I have gotten…

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Cool infrastructure! The ceiling joists are grouted into the wall, but every fou
January 1, 1970 | Restoration Archive

Cool infrastructure! The ceiling joists are grouted into the wall, but every fou

Cool infrastructure! The ceiling joists are grouted into the wall, but every fourth or so joist in every floor is attached with a metal hanger seen in the first two pictures (taken over a year ago when we were rebuilding the roof). Now that we are working on the outside of the wall we run…

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Another partial pass on our plumbing inspection. The plumbers have to come back
January 1, 1970 | Restoration Archive

Another partial pass on our plumbing inspection. The plumbers have to come back

Another partial pass on our plumbing inspection. The plumbers have to come back and move our meter but other than that it went well.

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Weak graphic/compelling point: this is only the third renovation to the Oaklands
January 1, 1970 | Restoration Archive

Weak graphic/compelling point: this is only the third renovation to the Oaklands

Weak graphic/compelling point: this is only the third renovation to the Oaklands in 130 years, and the leap forward technologically is astronomical. This is a picture of our IT guy hooking up our fiber internet — in the coal room — which illustrates the point. The fiber wire is literally spooled on bricks stained with…

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Another viewing area built to gaze at the Oaklands! The skyscraper across the st
January 1, 1970 | Restoration Archive

Another viewing area built to gaze at the Oaklands! The skyscraper across the st

Another viewing area built to gaze at the Oaklands! The skyscraper across the street renovated their lobby so that they could better view the Oaklands. The rebranded Two22 Building built a two story lobby, lounge, and rooftop desk with stunning views of the most important historic little building downtown. Keeping up with the Joneses is…

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This is amazing! These will be on the History Wall at the Oaklands on 9th for su
January 1, 1970 | Restoration Archive

This is amazing! These will be on the History Wall at the Oaklands on 9th for su

This is amazing! These will be on the History Wall at the Oaklands on 9th for sure!!! These pictures really, really show what life was like at the end of the 1800s. Our architect, Harry Wild Jones built the Swinford, which still exists! Look at the outside elevation rendering and the FLOOR PLANS! People walking…

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January 1, 1970 | Restoration Archive

Plumbing catastrophe…. still a huge, huge problem!

Plumbing catastrophe…. still a huge, huge problem!

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We found a really cute picture of the gas station next to the Oaklands. Take a m
January 1, 1970 | Restoration Archive

We found a really cute picture of the gas station next to the Oaklands. Take a m

We found a really cute picture of the gas station next to the Oaklands. Take a moment to zoom in on the picture to see the gas pumps, the beautiful garage door, the appliqué over the door, the outdoor lamps. Amazing! What a different time.

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Climbing a mountain, being out on the ocean, and staring up at the stars are jus
January 1, 1970 | Restoration Archive

Climbing a mountain, being out on the ocean, and staring up at the stars are jus

Climbing a mountain, being out on the ocean, and staring up at the stars are just like history: they put us in perspective. In quiet times of the day I feel an inexplicable compulsion, like a lodestone tugging at my soul, to experience the vast awe inspiring world from the perspective of a speck. History…

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