Inside the Central Avenue Trolley Power Station

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The second floor at Knighton's. We kind of want to live here.

A lot of people were interested in yesterday's post about the restored trolley power station on Central Avenue -- and a few folks mentioned wanting a tour.

The owner, John Knighton, gave us a tour of the place when we there and we've posted a few more pictures after the jump.

The photos aren't the greatest, but they'll give you a bit more of an idea of what the place looks and feels like.

1st floor

A few vintage cars already have a home a Knighton's.
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The service counter.
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Restored ceiling
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A few folks mentioned that the building housed a furrier for a while. John mentioned that to us as well. Here's the door to the vault where they used to keep the furs.
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The view from one of the offices.
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2nd Floor

Some of the old brick. We're sure John will find interesting ways to use it.
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Second floor ceiling
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Looking up. They're still working on some of he second floor ceiling
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Overlooking Central Ave.
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3rd floor
Originally the building had no third floor -- just a crane to hoist the trolley cars. This floor was installed later.

This sheet metal was used to help frame the brick around the windows.
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This antique bed was in the building when John Bought it. We're guessing it was for there for the railway workers.
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The crane
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Comments

Hey..maybe a great place for Nipper's Hot Dogs to settle in...?
how bout it John...

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