Renovations to Johnson Corridor Undertaking Arts Middle, deemed the state’s oldest opera residence, started this thirty day period. A crew from Barn Boards & More, a local wooden salvaging company, was pulling up and saving the tongue-and-groove ground boards from the theater Thursday to reuse as flooring or make into tabletops. By December 2023, the a few-tale accomplishing arts venue in Gardiner is expected to reopen to the community with a 400-seat theater, a big lobby and concession location, complete-service box business, green rooms for performers, and an elevator. Nearby lodge owner Benjamin Johnson turned the former livery secure into a functionality hall in 1884, and it grew to become an opera household in 1888. All photographs by Kennebec Journal photojournalist Joe Phelan.
Josh Baker pulls up a flooring board Thursday at Johnson Hall Accomplishing Arts Heart in Gardiner. A crew from Barn Boards & More was removing and conserving the tongue and groove floor boards on the third-floor theater. The Gardiner small business, operate by Brett Trefethen and his wife Amy Trefethen, usually dismantles barns and then possibly sells the boards or takes advantage of them to make home furnishings they sell. He reported that the boards could be reused as flooring or could be made into tabletops. The demolition was component of a renovation job that began this month and is anticipated to be done in December 2023.
The “Cobbs & Mitchell ‘Electric’” brand title stamped in the back again of flooring salvaged from the Johnson Hall Accomplishing Arts Centre in Gardiner. Brett Trefethen, proprietor of the corporation salvaging the flooring, reported the boards were most likely built in the early 20th century when lumber mills had been switching in excess of to currently being electrically driven, so that is most likely why it’s mentioned in branding.
Brett Trefethen of Barn Boards & Extra exhibits strips of a poster that employees uncovered utilized as shims, or tapered wedge, below ground boards the enterprise was salvaging Thursday at Johnson Hall Executing Arts Middle in Gardiner.
Trevor Sprague pulls nails from salvaged flooring boards around an “Opera House” indicator Thursday at Johnson Hall Executing Arts Middle in Gardiner.
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