An Interesting Discovery

Well, we haven't yet discovered the treasure buried behind one of these walls (ha, ha), but we'll keep looking. We did however discover the piece of wood pictured below. It was a baseboard in room 126 of the Gables Building. In tearing it out, one of our carpenters noticed there was some writing on the back. Written on the back is...

Put on by
Louis A. Pichette Oct 1928
Northampton  Mass  &  Mt Dora  Fla        

Pretty interesting and evidently a fairly common practice by carpenters, when building a house or commercial building. I did a quick Google search of the name and Northampton to see if anything popped up. Nothing obvious, immediate, or notorious, so it is probably safe to say that he was an average guy down here because there was work available and by October it was already getting a bit too cold up in Massachusetts.