Last weekend, our attention was drawn to the Robert Taylor House by an extreme roofing repair job being done without a building permit or a certificate of appropriateness. (The house is included in the locally designated Union-Allen-South Front Street Historic District and, if that weren't enough, is an individually designated local landmark.)
We were reminded then of the owner's thwarted desire to move the two-hundred-year-old house to the 200 block of Union Street. The chief reason for wanting to move it was the perceived undesirability of its current location. Recalling that brought to mind the following picture, discovered in the Evelyn and Robert Monthie Slide Collection at the Columbia County Historical Society. Probably taken in the early 20th century, it shows the house (at the lower left) in its setting before the now abandoned Kaz warehouses were constructed.
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