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A layer of history rises to the surface

Paint removal on a commercial-residential building in Park Rapids revealed a message from the past last week.

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While sandblasting the rear of the former Park Rapids Enterprise building at 410 Pleasant Ave. S., workers uncovered an older layer of paint on June 17, 2022, harking back to an earlier era in the building's history. Owner Micah Waalen said he is looking into the feasibility of preserving the antique lettering. Waalen is in the process of renovating the building for a combined commercial and residential use.
Contributed / Micah Waalen
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