Although at least one of the houses on the tour could be featured in Architectural Digest and was featured in Rural Intelligence, this year's tour appeals more to serious lovers of old houses than to aficionados of decor. Two of the houses on the tour are works in progress, fascinating to people who appreciate historic house construction and meticulous and sensitive restoration work.
These are the houses of Hudson's earliest history and of its future. As Historic Hudson's invitation to the event explains: "All of the houses on the tour are associated in some way with the original Proprietors, whose determination and enterprise created Hudson. This year's tour celebrates the achievement of those original Proprietors but also celebrates the more recent inhabitants of these houses, the new Proprietors. Their energy, ingenuity, and passion for historic architecture are creating a new Hudson."
|Laban Paddock House|
|Aaron C. Macy House|
|Jared Coffin House|
|Cyrus Curtiss House Photo credit: Sam Pratt|