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Friday, January 27

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Plenty of photos of the hail damage at the Garfield Park Conservatory have been circulating, but this video shot by an employee appears to be footage from inside the greenhouses before cleanup even started.

By coincidence, the employee, Matthew Barrett, did a video interview with The Handshake magazine discussing the 100-plus-year-old facility shortly before the storm. The Conservatory is still taking donations to help pay for the repairs.

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