Thursday October 30, 2014
Last week myself, a volunteer, and a regular researcher, in the library got the chance to view the Onesto Hotel. Brett Haverlick is the project supervisor for the Onesto Project. Coon Restoration & Sealants Inc. purchased photographs from the Ramsayer Research Library to help them restore the Onesto to its 1930’s look.
We toured the various rooms they offer for lease.
Then Brett turned to us and asked if we wanted to see the roof! Can anyone say “Once in a lifetime!!!
We had the time of our lives! Mr. White marveled us with stories of the career of Frank Onesto. Brett had some stories too!
One of the most interesting stories was about the tunnel that connected the Onesto to the St. Francis. The food for both hotels was prepared in the St. Francis, and brought over to the Onesto. In turn the laundry service was performed at the Onesto, and sent through the underground tunnel to the St. Francis.
Thank you Coon Restoration & Sealants Inc., and Brett Haverlick for the “Nickel Tour!”