At some point in the later 19th century, the house at 314 Warren Street was fitted up with Victorian ornamental hoods over the windows and the door. At another point, probably in the mid-20th century, the first floor windows were replaced with standard size windows that were shorter than the originals, and the clapboard was covered with new, probably asbestos siding. Through all this time, the Greek Revival pilasters and the fanlight in the pediment survived. (Sad to say, its remarkable neighbor was first horribly disfigured and then demolished.) The picture below, from Lynn Davis's Warren Street Project, shows the house as it was in 1995.
|Copyright 1996 Lynn Davis|
Its redesigned facade was first painted yellow, with white pilasters and red doors. The only documentation of that color scheme found is this detail from a Bing map.
In 2010, the building got a new color scheme--dark gray, with cream window frames and sash, cream pilasters, and black doors.
In recent weeks, the building has been getting some attention--both inside and out.
With so many black buildings in Hudson, let's hope orange never becomes the new black in architectural fashion.
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