Saturday, July 14, 2012

Site and Historic Significance

On June 8, the Historic Preservation Commission denied a certificate of appropriateness to a proposal to move the Robert Taylor House from its site at the head of Tanners Lane to 21 Union Street. The HPC supported its decision by saying the house is integral to the historic district in which it is located and moving it would have a deleterious effect on the existing district.

At the Historic Preservation Commission on Friday, Cheryl Roberts, counsel to the HPC, made it known that the Galvan Foundation had filed an administrative appeal objecting to the decision. The appeal must be heard by the Common Council.  

The Robert Taylor House in its original location 

The Robert Taylor House in the proposed new location


  1. Unless you are exceedingly wealthy Carole, no one cares.

  2. I'd like to see Galvan/Lantern move 900 Columbia Street before they propose moving another house. Finish the projects you already have going. Finish something!