A while back, Scott Baldinger suggested that one way to ensure that infill houses in Hudson are compatible with their surroundings would be to move abandoned and unwanted 19th-century houses from their current locations. This house, at the fork where Columbia Turnpike splits off from Route 23B, seems to be a prime candidate for relocation.
According to an article in today's Register-Star, a plan is being promoted by Claverack resident Mary Mazzacano to demolish the house and replace it with "Greenport-Hudson Gateway Park": "Park would greet city, town visitors." The proposed park would include "an archway with the word 'WELCOME' [and] signs on either side saying 'This way to Hudson' and 'This way to Greenport' respectively." The problem is that both roads lead to Hudson, and very few drivers choose to enter Hudson by way of Columbia Turnpike. The plans for the park also include "hardy plants and flowers that could withstand the proximity to the road" and a large boulder to be contributed by A. Colarusso and Sons.