Saturday, July 5, 2014

Surprises in the Walls!

Yesterday, I went to an Evanston garage sale and bought a nice marble-topped Victorian coffee table with a dark wood base.

Also, we've torn down the wall between the future entry and the dining room, which will enable us to have a nicer flow between the entry and the rest of the house, and also will enable us to host really large dinner parties!  Here is what it looks like currently.  The wall studs will soon be replaced with a beam to create an opening like the one in the foreground.

Inside the walls, we found a surprise!  An antique beer bottle from back when the house was first built. This is a pre-prohibition beer bottle! 

I looked up a little bit about the brewery.  It closed its doors in 1921, and was located at 2270 Clybourne Avenue when this particular bottle was brewed.  The factory building no longer stands there, it was torn down at some point, and replaced with a Salvation Army building.  Here is what it looked like when it was operational.

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