We'd hoped that the architectural details that were briefly uncovered during the recent re-facing of Somerset Place might have been preserved, but it appears that they've been plastered over and lost. (Perhaps they were protected with something before the plaster was applied; hope springs eternal.)
Somehow that Joni Mitchell song about "they paved paradise" seems appropriate here. At least there are still photos of this building when it was a beauty. It makes us appreciate the restorations that we do still have today which will be be around for future generations to enjoy.