At this moment, unauthorized demolition work is going forward on a very old building at the corner of Seventh and State streets in Hudson. The building is in a locally designated historic district, but the project has never come before the Historic Preservation Commission for review. It is not known at this time if a demolition permit was issued by the Code Enforcement Office.
According to information received, the dismantling began on Monday night. One source maintains that only the most compromised part of the building is being taken down--a section that was added at some point to the original building. This idea is supported by the fact that the demolition is revealing a fanlight attic window, suggesting that this interior wall was originally an exterior wall.
The building was the Orphan Asylum in Hudson at some time before 1881 when the orphanage moved to 400 State Street (now the library). The building is currently owned by Eric Galloway.