Last Sunday, Gossips reported that work was being done on the roof of 59 Allen Street, the Gothic Revival house built for Charles Alger in 1851.
No certificate of appropriateness had been sought or granted by the Historic Preservation Commission, and it was not known if a building permit had been issued for the work.
This morning, I spied a notice on the front door of the house.
Closer examination revealed that it was a stop work order, issued on Monday, December 3, by code enforcement officer Craig Haigh, indicating that the roofing work was being done without a permit.
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