Thursday, September 22, 2011

Another Unveiling

Asbestos siding was recently removed from a house on Allen Street to reveal the original clapboard beneath--most of it at least. Unlike the house on Robinson Street, whose aluminum siding was removed only to be replaced with some other kind of modern siding, 246 Allen Street is in a locally designated historic district, so we can hope that the clapboard will be restored, the windows returned to their original dimensions, the window above the door reinstated, and the porch, which seems like a 20th-century addition, removed. 

1 comment:

  1. Peggy Anderson came before the Preservation Commission regarding this house, representing the owner. She is overseeing the work. We approved the certificate of appropriateness. It is good news that the clapboard appears to be there and in good shape, since that was an unknown when she came before us.
    It is a simple house, and going to be simple restoration to something closer to its original appearance.