Roofers Find Hidden History

We have all heard the stories about finding treasures behind walls, under floors, and in the dark corners of basements and attics. But imagine tearing back a roof to find perfectly preserved newspapers from the 1920s and 1930s. That’s what happened recently in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood of Minneapolis.

In April of this year, Dmitry Lipinskiy, owner of Storm Group Roofing, was working on a home built in 1921. He said that homes from this era usually don’t have insulation, but here was 250 pounds of it – hidden history in the form of newspapers printed by The Minneapolis Journal, Minneapolis Sunday Tribune and Minneapolis Star. Many of the articles even mention prohibition and the start of the Great Depression.

So what happens to all these newspapers that are roughly 85 years old? The homeowner has kept some of the pages, and some are being stored at the roofing company’s warehouse. And Lipinskiy is hoping to donate the rest to a museum or historical society.

Watch the video here.

What is the most interesting thing you have found on a job site?