If walls could talk!

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by BHOFM, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    Long story, sorry!

    My Dad worked for the phone company, in 1935 they bought
    a small building to use for storage. It was about 30X50 built
    on the side of a mountain. On the back side it was on poles
    about 30 feet high. it was timber frame with vertical oak
    side boards full height about 25'! It had been covered with
    Corrugated metal at some time. Even the roof was oak planks.
    The inside walls were horizontal planked with the same oak
    boards, the frame was also oak!

    The phone company had installed five rows of shelves,
    twenty feet long and eight feet tall. The 20" wide boards
    ran full length. We think they were douglas fir.

    In 1959 the city condemned the building and Dad and
    I tore it down for the material. The oak became flooring,
    sold it to a local mill. The shelf boards became furniture.
    The tin became a hanger for my airplane.

    The building was originally a work shop for a funeral home.
    where they kept the Hearst and made wooden caskets.
    The building was built in the 1870's we think.

    I worked after school tearing down the shelves and taking
    the inside planking down.

    When I pulled some boards off, I found a small wooden
    box with a brass lid.

    Inside was a sharpening stone, coarse on one side and
    fine on the other. The box is made from some kind of
    plywood so it is not as old as the building. Age unknown.
    The interesting part in on the bottom of the box!
     

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  2. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    Still as good as new!
     
  3. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    would they tell one where the treasure was buried, or keep it to themselves?
     

  4. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    The shed IS the treasure, or at least was!
     
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