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Surprises inside: Bush House renovation reveals hidden secrets

| Staff Reporters
To the sounds of old nails being removed and splintering wood, floorboards started coming up on the Bush House front porch. Inside, ripping up commercial carpet has revealed surprisingly well-preserved heart pine floors just waiting for a sander and refinishing. Since Dec. 28, the sound of workers’ hammers, saws and prybars has resounded through the 1926 South Wilson Street home.
Contractor Rick Rausch examines a heavy blanket presented by Tanya Nunes, who said her great-aunts made it bye sewing two floor-length fur coats together. She has offered the blanket to the museum that will be in the Bush House. Submitted photo by Brian Hughes

 

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