MOUNT VERNON — Knox Community Hospital opened the doors of the newly-renovated Hull Business Center, 133 S. Main St., Tuesday, letting the public see the renovation that has transformed the old commercial building into a modern office facility.

The renovation blends the old and the new. Exposed brick walls and original wood floors preserve the history of the building, while the office areas are set up for modern office needs.

Items found in the renovation process provide decorations on each floor, such as the enlargement of a copy of A. Banning Norton’s Daily True Whig from Nov. 25, 1853; posters promoting the sale of hats and caps by W. L. King; and even a Knox Auto Theatre sign.

Glass bottles and other items found during the renovation are displayed at various locations.

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Joshua Morrison/News Members of the community joined Knox Community Hospital staffers in checking out the new Hull Business Center, 133 South Main Street on Tuesday afternoon. Knox Community Hospital Cheif Operating Officer, Bruce Behner and Building Services Director Ron Stull speak with community members, such as Jennifer Odenweller from Kenyon College.
Joshua Morrison/News Knox Community Hospital's Building Services Director Ron Stull talks about some of the work contractors did on the new Hull Business Center, 133 S. Main Street.
Joshua Morrison/News A copy “Norton’s Daily True Whig” an 1800’s era newspaper in Mount Vernon was found during the renovation of the Hull Building. The newspaper was preserved and hung as art in the new Knox Community Hospital building in the downtown.
Joshua Morrison/News A small gally is in the basement of the Hull Building, 133 S. Main Street, with vending machines, refrigerators and other appliances you would expect in a cafeteria.

 

Joshua Morrison/News “In the Community, For the Community” adorns the south wall of the entrance to the Knox Community Hospital’s Hull Business Center, 133 S. Main Street.

 

Joshua Morrison/News Glass bottles, found during the renovation of the Hull Building, 133 South Main Street, decorate the north wall of the entrance.
Joshua Morrison/News Conference rooms are on each floor of the newly renovated Knox Community Hospital’s Hull Business Center provide meeting space for hospital staff. A ribbon cutting and open house Tuesday provided an opportunity for the public to tour the building.
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Joshua Morrison/News

 

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Joshua Morrison/News Conference rooms are on each floor of the newly renovated Knox Community Hospital’s Hull Business Center provide meeting space for hospital staff. A ribbon cutting and open house Tuesday provided an opportunity for the public to tour the building.
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Joshua Morrison/News

 

Joshua Morrison/News Glass bottles, found during the renovation of the Hull Building, 133 South Main Street, decorate the north wall of the entrance.

 

Joshua Morrison/News During the renovation of the Hull Building, 133 S. Main Street, newspapers, such as the Maine Law Advocate were found. They were preserved and are on display on several floors of the building.
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Joshua Morrison/News
Joshua Morrison/News The Knox County Chamber of Commerce hosted ribbon-cutting ceremony for Knox Community Hospital’s Hull Business Center, 133 S. Main St., Tuesday. Pictured during the event are, from left, Knox Community Hospital’s COO Bruce White, Building Services Director Ron Stull and Foundation for Knox Community Hospital’s Ian Watson.

 

Joshua Morrison/News Knox Community Hospital’s CEO Bruce White
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Knox Community Hospital's CEO Bruce White, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis and Knox County Chamber of Commerce Director, Carol Grubaugh.
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Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or cmartin@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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