Darius Toraby

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Historic District Commission Approves New House on Strickland with Salvage from 1870 Carriage House

The motion voted on was not for demolition but to salvage limited pieces of the 1870 barn. There was disagreement over whether the new house would be Second Empire style, modeled after Tomes-Higgins House or a recreation of the original barn, which the HDC chair described as “really ugly.” Continue Reading →

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Cos Cob Controversy Comes to a Head Over Proposed Demo of 1870 Carriage House in Local Historic District

“It takes commitment to own a house within a historic district, and if you buy here you should have the philosophy of not maxing it out for profit,” – Faith Toraby Continue Reading →

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Synagogue at Historic Armory: No HDC Vote after Third Revision and the Clock is Ticking

The proposed Chabad Lubavitch synagogue would involve demolition of much of the historic Armory on Mason Street, built in 1911. After returning Wednesday night for a third time, the Historic District Commission said they still weren’t prepared to vote. One of many concerns was that the main synagogue entrance, which has less than the required the setback, would be directly across from the very busy fire station on Havemeyer Place. Continue Reading →

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