The following series of images show the prelimnary work that was being done on 182 Fifth (across from Mutchmore School) earlier this fall. I should note that some of this work was actually done before the work permit was actually approved by the city, and the sign saying so was placed in a window. I would not call these comestic changes, by any means, minor, and one in particular actually involved demolishing a one storey addition down to the stone foundation.
I note also that this house has stood here on its good stone foundation since the late 1890s, and yet the stone foundation was later removed and the house raised and a new concrete foundation was put in, and work is now being done to put in a new 3 storey addition that effectively turns the house into 4 units. More on this in a later post.