He told that HPC that the buildings had been constructed in the 1920s, after this amazing Stick Style house, which stood near the end of Cross Street, had been destroyed by fire.
He explained that prior to the 1920s the site had been an open space--lawn and garden extending down from 52 South Front Street--and he intended to return the site to what it had been.
The HPC granted a certificate of appropriateness for the demolition, but years passed, and nothing happened. Last week, however, a temporary fence went up around the buildings, and the demolition began.
|Photo: Peter Jung