At the Historic Preservation Commission meeting on Friday, proposals to remove the aluminum siding from two buildings in Hudson's East End were announced. The first is 742 and 744 Warren Street, the locations of Rev and Wunderbar respectively.
The two buildings were clad in aluminum siding at the same time, and they will be liberated from their aluminum siding at the same time. It is expected that all the window trim, cornices, and corbels are still there under the aluminum siding, just waiting to be revealed.
Another building that is soon to shed its aluminum siding is 736 Union Street.
In this case, the aluminum siding will be replaced with wood siding, since it is not believed that the original clapboard underneath is in very good shape. The owners of the house are also planning to replace the porch, which is believed to be a later addition to the 1893 house.
There are no historic pictures to guide the facade changes being proposed for this house, although a search for old pictures has been going on for quite a while. If any readers have pictures of this house, or pictures that capture this house in the background, before the aluminum siding was added and the picture window introduced on the ground floor, please contact Gossips, and I will forward them to the house's owners.
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