With more and more windows being refurbished and set back in place, we are getting a better look at things in the daylight. Although the interior of the building is generally pretty spartan in it’s design, we do occasionally come across some nice details that have survived thru the years. The more research we do, the more we realize the architects did not have a limitless budget when they built the G.A.R. We are lucky that vandals for the most part left this historic place alone.One of the first things to go in an abandoned building are the spindles off the staircase. Somehow, most of ours survived.The capitol on this column could not escape some artistic interpretation over the years.This one somehow avoided the paintbrush. Check out the great natural crackle effect.Perhaps one of the coolest features of the building is the balcony in the assembly hall on the fourth floor. Here is a close up of that curved fascia which fronts it.This particular feature will be the hardest to preserve, we will probably wind up having to replace it altogether. The proscenium in the assembly hall seems to have been hit with water at some point. We have a great photo of the veterans sitting on a stage (which is no longer there) next to this plasterwork. We also hope to replace a mural of a Civil War battle scene which was on this same wall.