The demolition continues, but with two dumpsters full the place is starting to look a lot better. Here's Grayson doing his best Mose Weisman impersonation on the 113 side. We couldn't understand why in the world there was a bathroom in the front (see the vent stack next to Grayson) until we remembered that this was the wall of the barbershop, so that was the sink.
And my speculation yesterday about the upstairs shelving being from the 113 side's original shelves looks like it was right - much of the shelving upstairs is precisely the correct width to have been in the with the bins. While up there I took a picture showing the extent to which the atrium in the mezzanine had been closed up - part was left for the stairs and you can see the boards that enclosed the rest which we'll be taking out to let the skylight illuminate the "library" area below (which will probably be the world's coolest secretary pool/trial file room space when we're done. The idea is to replicate the appearance in the historic photo above, but with adjustable shelving so that the room can accommodate file boxes, notebooks, what-have-you.
But the big find today was the rest of the 1928 (my guess - nothing to back this up yet so it might be earlier or later) store sign. I mentioned yesterday we had a "UB" and half a "H" and a "TOR" and half an "E". Today I found the rest where I suspected it'd be - built into the upstairs shelving. I put it all together and took a picture - won't this be something back up on the wall! It hasn't been cleaned up yet - the boards and paint are in very good shape and once the grime is cleaned off it'll look pretty good. The sign is about eight to ten feet long (each line), and each board is ten or twelve inches wide.