Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Spokesmen for Galvan Partners have twice presented designs for 67-71 North Fifth Street--designs that bear little or no resemblance to the house as it exists today and as we know it to have existed for more than seventy years--and twice the Historical Preservation Commission has asked them to propose a design more in keeping with the house as we know it.
The HPC has scheduled a workshop meeting about the house at 9 a.m. on Friday, August 24. In advance of that, Gossips asked Photoshop wizard Bob Mechling to work with a photograph of the house taken in April 2012 and a photograph that Lisa Durfee discovered of the house from the late '30s or early '40s to show what the house would look like if it were simply restored to what it once had been. Here is the result--a house not lacking in curb appeal that respects Hudson's diverse architectural heritage and fits comfortably within the historic context of the neighborhood.