Wednesday, July 23, 2014

What's Beneath?

The removal of the "mansard" roof on the Warren Inn, added in 1959 when the building was converted from a movie theater to a motel, started this morning.

The Historic Preservation Commission made the restoration of the stepped parapet on the facade a condition for granting a certificate of appropriateness. The state of the masonry that survives under the mansard roof will determine if the restoration will be possible.

Photos courtesy Virginia Martin and Bruce Mitchinson

1 comment:

  1. I would guess everything is intact under that roof. 60's renovations were usually done as a quick fix. Unlike todays "gut it" approach.