Monday, March 10, 2014

Time and Again

I recently discovered a cache of snapshots taken in 1996 or 1997. Over the next week or so, I plan to share some of them--juxtaposing the picture from almost twenty years ago with a picture taken today.

Hudson's historic preservation law, reasonably, does not require a certificate of appropriateness for paint colors, the argument being that paint is not a permanent change. These pictures of 746 and 748 Warren Street, however, are evidence of how remarkable a change paint color and the treatment of clapboard can be (not to mention the impact of removing vinyl siding). The change in the appearance of these two buildings was effected by Jim Godman, who owned the buildings when the first picture was taken and where his business, Keystone Antiques, was located.


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