Anyone who knows us knows that we geek out over old buildings, and that bringing 3749 Chcago back to its original form as the Nokomis Theater as much as possible has been part of our plan since day one, so imagine our delight when we stopped by the building to see how the renovations were going yesterday and discovered this!
It might be a little difficult to tell from the photograph, but what you are looking at is the original movie theater tile on the floor that will eventually be in our front entry way. It will be the first thing you see when you walk through the front doors, and the tiles spell out the word NOKOMIS!
We had a few more amazing finds -- it appears that a lot of the original subway tile is still in the building, and the ceiling is about a foot and half higher than we thought it was which is fantastic news!
Again, it may be a little bit tough to tell from the picture, but the ceiling has been removed in about 3/4 of the studio area. And check out those I-beams! This building isn't going anywhere!
Here's Montana taking some measurements of the windows -- we'll have some more exciting news about those to follow soon!