Thursday, April 26, 2012

A New Research Tool for House Histories

Last night at the Common Council Public Works Committee meeting, DPW Superintendent Rob Perry spoke about the Archives Grant the department has to digitize its records. One such document is now available on the City of Hudson website: the Tap Record. If you're curious about when your house was hooked up to the public water supply and who lived there when it was, the Tap Record will tell you. But its greatest value may be that, although it uses the current house numbers, it notes the original number of each house on the west-east streets, before 1888 when the numbers were changed to create hundred blocks.

1 comment:

  1. "The city of Hudson Tax Assessor has announced that this year’s Grievance Day will be held on May 22 from 4 to 9 p.m. On Grievance Day, the Board of Assessment Review will hear complaints regarding assessments of real property. In an effort to streamline the process and ensure ample time for each grievance, it is recommended that anyone who wishes to participate visit the Assessor’s Office, 520 Warren St., on or before May 17 to deliver relevant documentation and schedule an appointment for May 22. Please direct any inquiries to Garth Slocum at (518) 828-3141"
    [in Register Star Today 4/28 ]

    I'm not planning on gieving my assesment ,but thanks to your help, making the public aware of the Tap Record....I found out
    that a Mary Slocum owned my house in 1881.Hmmm
    I wonder if she is related to assessor??