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Robert Sullivan <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:15:14 -0400
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SARANAC LAKE - Before the first floor of the Hotel Saranac can be
restored to its former self, it has to gutted.

That's what construction workers were busy doing Monday. Tom
Spaulding, the foreman of the job, said his crew of about six men were
almost finished with the work on the first floor, removing walls,
tearing down drop ceilings, ripping up carpet and cleaning the place
out. A forklift hauled the garbage to nearby trash cans at the back of
the property.


Almost "95 percent" of the second floor is historically intact and
hardly anything will be demolished there. The first floor is a
different story. It was remodeled in 1977, so a lot of that material
is not historical and is being removed. However, underneath the torn
down walls, history was exposed.


Bob Sullivan
Schenectady Digital History Archive
Schenectady County (NY) Public Library