another great piece left in the hotel. once we got the old victrola uncovered and opened up, it just took a few cranks and we were listening to some old tunes from the 40's.
great old records!
we found a whole box of brand new records in the original shipping box from sears and roebucks under a chair. this has been a most unusual treasure hunt. we've found pieces of linen sets, dish and glassware sets strung from top to bottom between the hotel, antique store and plumbing shop. some great antique wool comforters were found in a trash bag down in the plumbing shop. i dropped them off at the dry cleaners yesterday and they assured me they would look good as new when cleaned.
with each new discovery, it's like looking through a window into the past and trying to imagine what life was like in the early days of the Olympia Hotel. for now we just keep working to get it reopened. there will be time for more research later.