Cornice Porn in Clinton Hill


A reader sent in an enthusiastic message about how cornices are being installed on a Clinton Hill building: “Now THIS is what I’m talking about: The house on the corner of Washington and Willoughby has prefab cornice sections sitting on the roof, all painted-up and ready to install. He’s putting them on all three exposures, which is fantastic. He also has finished the scratchcoat on the facade, which was completely sheared off by some previous charlatan, and now is prepped for full-on restoration. This is gonna go from a neighborhood eyesore to a neighborhood jewel. Hopefully will inspire others. Before photo [above], showing nasty plywood patch over what once was a lovely cornice, until it fell off—and reportedly killed a woman who lived in the building, according to neighborhood lore.” Here’s the work-in-progress below, and click through for another shot. Should looks great in terms of adding uniformity to the buildings on the block.

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