When Amanda Baker saw the antique tin ceiling past a displaced drop ceiling tile, she was surprised.
“I said, ‘Look at this,’” Baker said. “We started popping the panels out so that we could see it and shine a light up there. Except for one panel that was a little bent and discolored, it was in perfect condition.”
Baker was walking through an old building located on Temple Street in Hinton that she and her business partner, Curt Messer, would turn into R & R Galleria.
The building had sat empty for approximately seven years and the pair would work more than a year to slowly get it into shape.
A relative newcomer to Hinton, six years ago, Baker knew the very first day she came through the old railroad town that she saw potential…