Last year, Corn Island excavated the site of Marriott AC Hotel Downtown. The hotel had its grand opening just before Derby, and has placed some of the artifacts uncovered on display in their lobby. The 1.07 acre lot excavation revealed 13 features including a basement, three cistern, and nine privies. Five of those privies were sampled. The recovered artifacts are varied and in good condition and provided a good deal of information about the inhabitants of this block from 1860s into the 1900s. In addition, other features, notably cisterns, were exposed and documented, revealing information about construction techniques as well as placement on the residential lots.
A large variety of glass bottles were also recovered, including ones from Falls City Brewing and all manner of medicinal bottles and vials.
A large amount of glass marbles and children’s toys and dishes were found at the site.
Excavated stoneware jugs displayed along with some modern decor.