In pursuit of the truth about the windows at 400 State Street, the 200-year-old (this year) Hudson Almshouse, Gossips spoke with code enforcement officer Craig Haigh this morning.
Haigh told me that the project had come before him for review last Tuesday. What was proposed was simply repairing the existing windows, but if it was impossible to repair the windows, they would be replaced with windows that replicated in design and materials the original windows. This presumably is what has been done. Haigh assured me the work will be inspected by code enforcement to determine if what had been approved is what was done.
It seems miraculous that the three windows in the east wing could have been removed, repaired, repainted, and reinstalled in a single day. What seems more likely is that three new windows--made of wood with the same two over two configuration as the originals--had been already acquired and were ready for installation when the project was presented to Haigh, but I could be wrong.
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