The building was acquired by Galloway's Historic Preservation Group, but according to the 2013 assessment rolls, which indicate that it is assessed at $125,000, ownership was at some point transferred to Galvan Partners LLC. Once known as the Brousseau Bldg (it's etched in the transom over one of the doors), it was designed as six apartments by Hudson architect Michael O'Connor, whose work includes the Allen Street School, the original Firemen's Home, and several residences in the neighborhood of the courthouse, and constructed around the turn of the century.
The original porticoes disappeared soon after Galloway took possession of the building, but they are fondly remembered by many early admirers of Hudson's historic architecture. Fortunately, the porticoes were documented by Lynn Davis in her Warren Street Project, the monumental collection of photographs of all the buildings on Warren Street taken over the course of two years in the mid-1990s.
|Copyright 1995 Lynn Davis|