One Tank Trip to Unique Thrift Store in 150 Year old Factory
History is everywhere. And I am always looking to discover more of it.
While on a recent trip to the Nutmeg State, I drove right by this sign in Middletown.
So I turned around.
As I approached the building, I knew this was going to be an experience. I do love a good thrift trip and I also love to see old architecture. Rarely do I get to combine these things into one experience.
This was a special occasion.
First, the stuff.
No shortage of clocks and shirts. Unbeknownst to me, this was only the first room.
I do love a good organ. This was so ornate and just beautiful. I would have loved to take it home but there is only so much room in my car.
And I do also love a great wood grain refrigerator.
Now, the place.
Starting at the top, this was the third floor. The brick work was stunning. The ceiling showed exquisite craftsmanship.
While walking through, I absolutely wanted to know what this building had been repurposed from. Seeing bricked over windows that showed original outer walls was such a cool experience.
When an entrance like this is just hiding in a back room, you can't help but marvel at it.
Then, there was the elevator.
Currently out of comission, but so of it's time. This was a credit to the people who installed it once upon a time, witch the stairs spiraling around it. Truly beautiful.
Additional research would show that the Estate Treasures store was in an old Silk Fabric Factory. I would have never guessed. But it was sure fun to imagine what it was and the stories of those who spent years working there.
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