The builders drew upon information dating back from 'as far back as the National Park Service could go,' said Greg Soraruf, construction superintendent with the Christman Company, which is overseeing the work.
'The whole storefront's going to be restored to what we feel is original,' he
Much of the original woodwork will remain intact, Soraruf
said.The pieces were kept and separated by opening, such as a door or window.
said emphasis was put on hiring contractors who were local and qualified.NPS guidelines require, among other things, that firms have done similar work in the past four years.Soraruf
said workers are mindful of the importance of the building, which is on the National Register.
'This project is treated as if we're working on the Washington Monument or the White House, so they have to meet those standards,' he
Many of the workers have taken an interest in the site, Soraruf
said, with informational packets on the building's history vanishing quickly.
'They want to make sure they do as good of a job as possible,' he