Renovation work at YU! uniform shop and the adjacent office at 313 and 315 Broadway revealed a one-of-a-kind discovery hiding for decades beneath numerous layers of paint.

Renovation work at YU! uniform shop and the adjacent office at 313 and 315 Broadway revealed a one-of-a-kind discovery hiding for decades beneath numerous layers of paint.

Curt and Kim Linderman, with Patriot Painting and Project Services, began performing restoration work on the historic Broadway structure Monday, Sept. 18. Curt Linderman worked on storm windows upstairs, stripping old paint from the bricks to prepare for primer and paint for the building. When Kim Linderman began removing red, green and pink layers of paint surrounding the windows and entrance at 313 Broadway, she found something she had never seen before — copper trim. Now, the unique feature will be highlighted through extensive polishing and a protective layer of clear coat paint.

Linderman said they hoped to have the entire project finished by Friday, Sept. 29, with new tuckpointing for the bricks, a four-color paint scheme featuring indigo paint and metallic copper highlights — inspired by the copper trim and the name Indigo Pony, the parent company for YU! She said that she and her husband enjoy the chance to transform each building they restore in Hannibal, with a focus on intricate details found in areas like window frames, soffit and entranceways.

“The architecture is amazing, and we just like to highlight that,” she said.

As her husband continued to scrape old paint and perform tuckpointing work on the bricks, he prepared the surface for primer scheduled to be applied Friday, Sept. 22. Weather, parking constraints and a Saturday buy one, get one 25 percent off sale could delay some of the work, Linderman said, noting she was happy about the store's success. And she said the end result will be well worth the efforts she and her husband have expended through days of scraping, polishing and upcoming painting.

“It's going to be a showstopper,” she said.

Reach reporter Trevor McDonald at trevor.mcdonald@courierpost.com