Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

While Remodeling Their Home They Discovered Strange Marks On The Floor.

Contractors often find old and hidden treasures when they start tearing down walls and pulling floors up in old homes and commercial buildings. Whether it’s old photos, clothes or even money, it gives a glimpse to a bygone era. It also provides historical proof of what people were doing at the time.

The Spa Dental building in Ballston Spa, New York, has gone through many uses since it was re-built after a fire in 1909; law offices, dental lab, and Boy Scout offices. The two-story building is owned by Dr. James Hansen and his wife Susan Hansen. They have been using the main floor for the husband’s dental practise.

The upstairs, however, had been left untouched, for the most part. “The upstairs was always just for storage, empty,” says Susan Hansen. That changed when their contractor Paul Marotta began renovating the area to convert it into apartment space.

The 68 Milton Avenue brick building stands in downtown Ballston Spa, New York.

The 68 Milton Avenue brick building stands in downtown Ballston Spa, New York.

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When Marotta pulled the linoleum off, he noticed long strips of wood.

When Marotta pulled the linoleum off, he noticed long strips of wood.

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Marotta discovered a heavy iron lever and then a second one that were used for bowling. They all still work today.

Marotta discovered a heavy iron lever and then a second one that were used for bowling. They all still work today.

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The Hansens and Marotta found out the building operated as a tavern on the main floor and a bowling alley on the second floor.

The Hansens and Marotta found out the building operated as a tavern on the main floor and a bowling alley on the second floor.

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The loose cinder is still found underneath the floor. This allowed for the sound of bowling to be absorbed and not heard downstairs.

The loose cinder is still found underneath the floor. This allowed for the sound of bowling to be absorbed and not heard downstairs.

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