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Local man collects Spokane's past piece by piece

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

If walls could talk, think of the stories they’d tell. One man in Spokane is collecting all of those stories by collecting pieces with history.

At Overhauser’s, you may think it’s a door and window shop, but if you look in between everything, you’ll find hidden treasures.

Everything from old scales, medieval dragon heads, and old elevator gates. Dan Overhauser, the owner, loves to collect. He finds these items from all over, including Spokane. He has a lot of Davenport’s history, including old doors and tiles. 

He buys what he likes and sells them for others to enjoy

“I like history and I like the quality things. The skills back then were just amazing,” Overhauser says.

It’s a special way you can preserve history in your own home.

“You just leave it the way it is. It's got the look and that's what you want. You fix it up you'd ruin it,” he says.

We asked Overhauser what his favorite piece is, and he says it’s too hard to choose.

If you’re curious where this store is, it’s a little hidden. The entrance is in the alley at 152 S. Lincoln. 

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