Less than a month ago, Gossips shared the news that 410 Warren Street was being purchased by the owners of the White Whale. A week or so later, the Historic Preservation Commission reviewed the plans for restoring the facade of the building and granted a certificate of appropriateness. For the most part, those plans involved uncovering original architectural details that had been masked in an apparent attempt to "modernize" the building at some point. Now the work has begun, and the result is astounding.
Removing the plywood "frieze" revealed not only brackets but the capitals of the pilasters, the curved tops of the windows, and what had probably been fanlights over the doors. What a gift to have this returned to our streetscape.