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REDMOND, OR -- Crews are pushing ahead on renovations that will eventually convert Evergreen school into Redmond’s new City Hall. Mayor George Endicott tells KBND News the work is part construction, part archeological dig at the nearly 100-year-old building. "We’ve been told that somewhere in that building, one of the classes put a time capsule. My dad graduated in ’38, he knows the rumor; my aunt graduated in about ’42, she knows the rumor; several other people we’ve talked to around town that graduated in later years have heard the rumor, but we have not found it. So, it’s one of those fun little treasure hunts that’s going on as they do the work inside the building."

 
Workers tore down an outbuilding a couple of weeks ago, unearthing just one artifact shedding light on just a piece of the building’s past. "They found the door with all the 
signatures - People like Bob Eberhard and others," says Endicott. "So, it’s a lot of fun." The "door" is actually a brick wall signed by various classes. The school was built in 1920 as Redmond Union High School. About 50 years later it was turned into a junior high, then eventually into Evergreen Elementary.  
 
Endicott says work is on track for the new City Hall to open by the end of the year. 
 
 
Above photo: Mike McIntosh, "class of '81," is now Redmond Schools Superintendent.
 
Right: Signatures of various classes grace the brick wall uncovered last week.

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