Friday, June 6, 2003
Shorts from the Historical Commission, May 27
· Replacement windows and asphalt driveway. Peter Lemonias of 43 East Street requested approval to replace existing storm windows with white aluminum windows with white inserts, a "cost-effective alternative whose appearance is the same as the original." Commissioner Alan (Chip) Dewing recommended repairing the storm windows to preserve the historical look of the house. For the Historical Commission, this is a matter of precedent, but for the owner replacing the storm windows with aluminum, it is not only a cost issue but an energy-efficient solution. After discussion, the Commission moved that Lemonias repair the storm windows that are visible from the public way and agreed that the rear-facing windows could be replaced with aluminum. The owner also requested approval to replace the existing asphalt with brick pavers, which the Commission granted.
· Addition of shed dormer. Kevin Smith of 9-11 Lowell Street sought approval to add a shed dormer with two casement windows on the rear wall of the north wing of his house in order to create headroom between two currently separated parts of the upstairs area. Smith presented drawings that indicated that the dormer would match an existing dormer. The Commission agreed to accept the drawings as submitted and to grant a Certificate of Appropriateness.
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