Workers were issued a stop-work order when they began painting the stones running down the corners of the building, which is in the historic district. However, painting has been permitted on brick exteriors on other structures in the district. The rule seems to be that if the stone or brick was not painted previously it may not be painted now. As with many other issues around town, that rule has not been enforced evenly and consistently.
As can be seen, painting stopped even on the wood trim at the top of the building. This area should have been painted for appearance sake. Compare with the photo below where the wood trim was painted.
Jenny might buy houses, but she should stop posting these signs around town.