Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sanford Gifford's Grave

Peter Jung shared the news on Friday that the project to restore the gravesite of Hudson River School painter Sanford Gifford is set to begin. Stonemason Aldo Lavaggi, who has been commissioned for the project, was in the cemetery on Friday, inspecting the site and doing photographic documentation. Jung predicts that the project will begin in the next few weeks and be completed by the fall.

To learn more about the project, visit the blog Gifford's Grave.


  1. After 20 years of observing civic life in Hudson, I've come to the conclusion that dealing with dead guys is easier. No issues...

  2. It's not the dead guys who are the issue here. Instead, it's the living people who allowed the Hudson Cemetery to crumble into the scandal it has become. Wasn't Charlie Butterworth paid a lot of money to oversee that cemetery? Perhaps some of that money should have gone to the "perpetual care" that the Giffords were promised when they bought those lots.

  3. Exactly how much was that perpetual care cost anyhow?