Sunday, September 22, 2013
Resoration From Rescues
Many people don't know that our Inn, Inntiquity, A Country Inn is an example of resoration through renovation. The Inn is a testimony to this fact. Everywhere you look in the Inn there are pieces of history. The Great Hall holds couches from the Krannert Pavillion in the old Indiana School of Medicine. These Baker furniture pieces also include chairs in the dining rooms & gathering areas. Brass sconces and various chandliers that grace the walls around the Inn are from the old Ayres Tea Room in Indianapolis. The large ornate chandlier in the Great Hall used to hang in the Meridan Hills Country Club also in Indianapolis. The Breakfast Room here at the Inn is an example of ingeniuity. The old Holiday Inn here in Logansport, IN was getting rid of their old Oak headboards by filling dumpsters with them when rescued by George, who used them as paneling in the Breakfast Room. This you would never guess they look like they were made for it. The marble that is used in the floor and the bar top came from the old Weir Cook Airport in Indianapolis, IN. We hauled those out in drywall sized pieces and then had to rent a diamond cutter to cut them up. The slate we used in the floor of the Great Hall was from a Southern Indiana mansion, but was so heavy that we had to implore some of our former students to haul it up in two separate trips over the holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The old bar behind in the pub is from a Speakeasy in Peru, IN it has old metal bins to held ice & old wooden kegs. There are several examples of rescues in the guest rooms. The Princess Suite holds a gorgeous Baccarat Crystal Chandlier from an Indianapolis Fur Company. The Dubonnet Suite has antique barbershop hairdressing ornaments from here in Logansport, IN framed and hung on the wall. Thus a barn became an Inn.