Gossips has written about 10-12 North Fourth Street many times, most recently in May 2019, in the series Nine Not to Ignore.
These two Greek Revival town houses, owned by the same person who owns 402-406 Warren Street, were, in the early years of this century, part of an elaborate plan to convert all the buildings on that corner into a hotel.
The plan for redevelopment turned out to be more of a plan for destruction, as first the building at 406 Warren Street was unexpectedly demolished between Christmas and New Year's Day in 2006 and then the building at 8 North Fourth Street was gradually deconstructed in 2013.
Last night, I got a tip from a reader that 10-12 North Fourth Street are now listed on Zillow, offered for sale by the owner for $390,000.
Whoever takes on the challenge of rescuing these two amazing houses can find guidance on how they were meant to look from this photograph found in the Evelyn and Robert Monthie Slide Collection at the Columbia County Historical Society.
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In the era of Galvin Destruction, why would you assume someone would acquire these buildings to save them?ReplyDelete