Historic ads uncovered in downtown Claremore

Posted at 3:37 PM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 20:16:45-04

CLAREMORE, Okla. -- A business owner uncovered what she calls a "treasure" while renovating an old building on Main Street.

Cari Bohanon plans to relocate her store called The District on Main to a building that used to house a business called the Nostalgia Nook.

While crews took down the plaster, they uncovered brick walls with large advertisements painted onto them. The ads include ones for a cigar company as well as Coca Cola.

Bohanon said the building was built in 1909, so the plaster preserved the paintings for decades.

She plans to feature the paintings in her new store when it opens in October this year.

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