Everything--from paint color to floor finish and hardware--has been carefully selected to represent the era accurately. The finish work is being overseen by restoration craftsman and all-around Renaissance man Kevin Groves.
|Kevin Groves at work|
We'll be furnishing this space to re-create John and Caroline Schneider's German beer saloon, which served up lager and lunch in the 1870's.
|The once and future Schneider's saloon|
Next, Kevin's constructing built-in furniture, starting with the bar and back bar. Once these are complete, Curator Pam Keech will begin filling the space with the objects that bring it to life--including expertly crafted faux food and carefully selected historic artifacts.
"Shop Life" is scheduled to open this October--we hope you'll join us for a tour!
-- Posted by Kira Garcia