There was cause for concern. Removing the roof was the way the "disassembling" of 900 Columbia Street began, and it is known that Galvan Partners, who also owned 900 Columbia Street, questioned the efficacy of restoring the Robert Taylor House in its present location and back in 2012 were determined to move it to Union Street. By 10 a.m. this morning, the roof on the east side of the house was entirely gone, along with the two shed dormers, exposing the second floor rooms. Only the rafters remained.
|Robert Taylor House in 2010|
A message left for Craig Haigh, code enforcement officer, yielded an answer in a couple of hours. Haigh told Gossips that the code enforcement office had no prior knowledge of the project, and no building permit had been issued. He also said that, since the situation had come to his and the mayor's attention, he had been assured that what was happening at the historic house was just a "temporary fix."
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