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Simple home repair turns out not so simple

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How many engineers does it take to change a light bulb? Three; one to hold the bulb, two to turn the ladder. You have heard some version of the old joke, poking fun at engineers, rednecks or any other handy minority.

Recently, I found myself starring in a similar “how long does it take for a homeowner to repair a kitchen light?” situation, and it was no joke.

I had installed the attractive ceiling fixture myself, years ago, and it had served without interruption since. It is a glass globe about 14 inches in diameter, fit like a bowl, upright, into a polished metal ring. The bulbs, three of them, are inside, accessible only if the bowl is removed.

More than a week ago, I was made aware of a problem: “You gotta fix that light; I can’t see how to

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Renovation of Florida Hotel Turns Into 19th Century Treasure Trove



a dirty old room: Victorian-era Stairs, Fireplace: Renovation of Florida Hotel Turns Into 19th Century Treasure Trove


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Victorian-era Stairs, Fireplace: Renovation of Florida Hotel Turns Into 19th Century Treasure Trove

A hotel renovation in Florida has turned out to be an archaeologist’s dream project after developers discovered historical artefacts. The recent renovation of Detroit Hotel in St. Petersburg, Florida, which opened in 1888, has become a treasure trove of objects from the 19th century.

A report by Tampa Bay Times stated construction workers who were renovating the historic hotel building discovered an intact elevator which is at least 115 years old. The structure still has the old cage-like door and huge electric motor, as are the cables, however they had been cut.

The hotel is being renovated into a steampunk-themed restaurant and for the management, the recent discovery has made their place more authentic. As the publication reported, the Segreti’s Hospitality Group which has taken up the project decided to keep the discoveries.

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