PHOTOS: Stuart Cassidy
A Tell City automotive landmark, of such, is undergoing a much needed rehab. Built in the 1870s, and where automotive parts have been sold since 1936, now gone is the long-standing mural on the north-facing wall at Schaefer and Paulin’s auto parts store. Nearly 40 feet of the original brick wall had to be removed because after 140 years of sturdy support, it had started to heave and was unstable. In its place, a new foundation was poured and a reinforced by a panel of concrete block. To maintain the historic appearance, a brick veneer was applied. Pictured, masons Todd Arnold, left, and Chad Cronin, having meticulously measured to ensure everything is in alignment, adhere the bricks with a mortar compound. On the job for more than two weeks, the men said the project should be complete this week. Store proprietors said once the masons finish up, plans also include commissioning of a new sign to be painted.