This was an interesting find. When you are pulling apart a house that was built in 1889, you are likely to find some interesting things.  I must admit, there haven’t been too many with this latest project.  However, the plumbers had reading material in the upper bathroom and left a section of newspaper behind.  I was hoping to find some advertising from companies that are still around today, but there weren’t any that I recognized.  One interesting ad is for Zimmerman lumber. As it turns out, one of the family members (George J. Zimmerman) was the former mayor of the City of Buffalo.

Zimmerman Lumber Ad from 1919

Zimmerman Lumber Ad from 1919