Posted by Kathi on July 14, 2003 at 19:48:30:
You probably could remove it to reveal the original siding beneaty. It is likely to be narrow clapboards. It is likely that a historic district commission would vote to allow you to remove the asbestos sideing to return the home to its original condition. Asbestos sideing was sold, as vinyl siding is today, as a maintenance free solution to the re-painting problem.