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Wall painting discovered during work done at Goshen's Hawks Furniture building

There may be some history to a painting discovered in Goshen. LaCasa Inc. and DJ Construction are converting the three-story building into a life-work space for artists.

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 3:53 p.m.

GOSHEN — A mysterious wall painting has been discovered at the historic Hawks Furniture building, which is being transformed into a live-work space for local artists.

The building at 215 W. Madison St. in Goshen is under construction and had a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, April 17, to celebrate the renovation. After the groundbreaking at the Hawks Arts and Enterprise Center, a woman pointed out a faded painting depicting four men, potentially wearing soldier uniforms, and a flag near a door on the third floor.

LaCasa Inc. and DJ Construction are teaming up to convert the north part of the former industrial building into 35 apartments for artists and entrepreneurs. A powerwashing crew recently removed paint from the walls, unveiling the painting underneath. No details were available Friday, April 18, about the painting’s history.

Follow Elkhart Truth reporter Angelle Barbazon on Twitter at @tweetangelle.


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