Soaring ceilings exposed

unique homes bank ceiling

Calhoun removed the dropped ceiling, restored the lobby's soaring 40-foot height and repaired the original coffers and skylight.

She also hired a ceiling painter to duplicate the pink clouds and baby blue skies commonly seen in the Pennsylvania countryside at sunset.

She kept the old double entrance doors but playfully gold-lettered "Calhoun Federal" on them, which confuses some people. Potential customers still knock on the doors to inquire about banking services.

"I always tell them, 'deposits only," said Calhoun.

First published November 1, 2013: 11:04 AM ET

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