Uncovered "ghost walls" reveal Claremore building's past

CLAREMORE, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • "Ghost walls" uncovered in Claremore building.
  • The century old walls feature old murals that were covered up for decades.
  • The building's owner plans to preserve the walls in a new store

Newly uncovered “ghost walls” in Claremore revealed a piece of the town’s past that was hidden for more than a century.

The walls were discovered during renovation work at a building on Main Street.

“It’s very much like a time capsule,” said shopper Emily Dickinson.

Residents are steadily stopping by the former Nostalgia Nook building to get their own glimpse at the walls.

Owner Cari Bohannan purchased the building in March with the intention of moving her store, District on Main, into the space across the street.

“Each one of them has its own story. It tells us a little bit about what was here in the past,” Bohannan said.

The building was constructed in 1909. Bohannan plans to preserve the walls and make them as visible as possible.

She hopes to have the new store open by the end of October.

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