Yep, that's exactly what I'm worried about. If it were me, I would have rebuilt it in the same direction. It wasn't though, and if I can take this obviously worthy hub and put it back into service at little cost without risking my life, I'm willing to overlook the aesthetic incongruities.
Anyone seen a hub blow apart from this kind of treatment? It is currently laced 36 hole, 3 cross; which is how it appears to have been laced before, but in the opposite orientation. I would relace it in the same manner, over one set of indentations or the other.