Historic Preservation Commission to meet Thursday
By Liz Moomey
SALISBURY — The Historic Preservation Commission will meet Aug. 9 at City Hall.
The commission will review requests for installing a new wood outbuilding with a tin roof and a paint scheme to match the house at 305 E. Bank St.; installing two, wood tapered Craftsman columns to the front porch of the 716 S. Fulton St.; installing black, wood shutters on the front of the house that will be mounted to appear operable at 325 W. Thomas S. and replacing the non-original vent on the front gable with a new historically-appropriate window on 620 W. Liberty St.
Two requests have been postponed.
At 701 S. Fulton St., the owner has requested to modify the non-original rear addition by reconfiguring the location and design of windows and doors, replace existing vinyl door with two wood double-hung windows headed by antique lead glass transom, replace two existing vinyl windows with antique wood double doors and remove and replace the aluminum siding with fiber cement lap siding to match existing siding on house. The request will be postponed to September.
At 509 E. Fisher St., the owners have requested to demolish the front porch enclosure and restore it with the original front porch design. The owners have also requested after-the-fact to demolish and reconstruct the fire-damaged rear of the house, which may lose the historic fabric and changes to the original design elements.
The commission will also review a historic landmark application for the Empire Hotel and Block as known as the Montgomery Ward Department Store.
They will also go over a minor works report, the Chestnut Hill Local Historic District Project, guidelines & works committee update and a news rack committee update.
The meeting is Thursday at 5:15 p.m. in City Council Chambers at 217 S. Main St.