September 11, 2009

The Third White Knight of 227 North St

 
Ms. Holly Hoods of the Healdsburg Museum has formally and respectfully been dubbed a White Knight of 227 North Street. Holly joins her fellow Knights, Jim Glazier, and Sharon Vallejo. Holly is an amazing and gracious soul who came to the rescue of two desperate boys in search of help. 
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On July 9th, 2009, we submitted our plans for our building permits. We were desperate to get them now that we actually owned the house. OMG what if a big shaker rolls through here now??? It was all fine and dandy when someone else owned the property and we were just playing with the concept. But now that we owned it the idea of an earthquake and what could happen to the minimal foundation the house was sitting on, was very real, and frightening... Insurance.... HA!... but that is a story for another post.
2 weeks after we submitted we were told by the City Planning department that we needed to have a "Historic Evaluation" done for the home. We were given a sample and a list of "approved" architectural historians we could contact. After receiving quotes up to and including $3200.00 and two months lead time, I had a small melt down and was willing to throw in the towel. At the eleventh hour I phoned Holly at the Museum to discuss the issue, and she said she would be happy to do it for us. In a week and a half our newest White Knight turned out a gazillion pages of the most beautiful Historic Evaluation you have ever seen.
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Holly's credentials and accomplishments are a mile long and we could not have asked for better.
May the light of the newest Knight of 227 North Street continue to shine bright!

1 comment:

  1. You are indeed very lucky to have found the services of Holly Hoods. Holly is very knowledgable and experienced in the field of historical buildings in Healdsburg and actually all things "Healdsburg". She always goes the extra mile. I feel very fortunate to call her my good friend, and to have worked with her for the past 13 years she has been at the Healdsburg Museum. She is "Simply the Best".
    Darla Williams Budworth

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