Monday, May 7, 2012

Jane's Walk: Site 7

In his book Historic Hudson: An Architectural Portrait, Byrne Fone speaks of the power of Hudson's architecture to stir the imagination: "In a very real sense Hudson's buildings are its history, and like time machines they transport us to other days. Stand on any street and look around you; two centuries come alive before your eyes, past and present all in one." 

One theme for contemplation is imagining Hudson as Frederic Church knew it. It is fairly well known that Church's wife and children worshiped at the First Presbyterian Church, but it's a lesser known fact that Church bought his groceries from Minard C. Shaver, who operated a store in this building at the southwest corner of Third and Partition streets.


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