In 2008, when the proposed renovations to the building were before the Historic Preservation Commission, Galloway's factotum at the time tried to coerce the HPC by threatening to leave the building in its boarded-up state, at a major gateway to Hudson's commercial district, if they didn't approve what was proposed. What was proposed at the time involved replacing the original French doors (clearly visible in the historic photograph below, which were still in place when Galloway acquired the building) with stationary plate glass windows and scrapping all the original marble lintels, piers, and thresholds and replacing it with new marble, "because the owner doesn't like old things." The HPC held its ground, and only when the plans had been suitably modified was a certificate of appropriateness granted.
|260 Warren Street sometime after 1935|
In a press release issued almost exactly a year ago, on September 18, 2015, announcing the completion of work on 202-204 Warren Street (Princeton Architectural Press), 35 South Third Street (Ör), and 366 Warren Street (Hudson Home), the Galvan Foundation cited 260 Warren Street as one of the "new commercial spaces in Hudson" that it "continues to develop." This morning, it appeared that something was about to happen there.
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And please do tell what is going on at 400 State St., the former Hudson Area Library location, with the "sale Pending" sign above the main entrance.ReplyDelete
I recall the building... next to the Lenahan's buildings in my youth 50's & 60's. The local men drank at what was in those years called MacKenna's Bar. Always nice to see these building still standing... kudos to whoever as Hudson building survives us all...ReplyDelete