Jamie Larson reports in today's Register-Star that there is a model of the City of Hudson that is seeking a new home: "Housing a miniature city." The model was commissioned by Richard Katzman during the SLC battle to show how the behemoth cement plant proposed for Greenport by St. Lawrence Cement (now Holcim US), which would have covered as much, if not more, area than the city itself and put an expanded dock on our waterfront to accommodate "Hudson max" cement barges, would overshadow and marginalize Hudson. During that time, the model, complete with a simulated plume from the stack suspended over the city, was displayed in the window of Vincent Mulford Antiques at 417 Warren Street.
The picture is from the Friends of Hudson website, where there are several more pictures of the model. It had been housed in the Kaz building on Route 9, but now since Kaz Inc. was first restructured and then sold, the model needed to move, and Katzman gave it to the City of Hudson. According to the Register-Star article, the massive cement plant structures on Becraft Mountain--the original focal point of the model--have been removed, but the expanded dock, complete with cement barges, remains. (It's not clear if the conveyor from the quarry to the dock is still there.) The model has been entrusted to the Department of Public Works, and Rob Perry is trying to find it a new home.