On Saturday morning, while people were going about their weekend chores and doing things related to Flag Day, work on the windows began at 400 State Street, the 200-year-old limestone structure, designated a local landmark and individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places, that started its long life as the Hudson Almshouse.
The tall windows in the central part of the building appear still to be in place, though the panes of glass have been removed and the muntins and stiles are being stripped of paint. Windows in the east wing of the building have been removed altogether.
The project has not come before the Historic Preservation Commission for a certificate of appropriateness, so we have to trust that it has been reviewed by code enforcement officer Craig Haigh, and he is satisfied that what is being done is simply the repair of the building's existing historic fabric.
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