The rose window, which is a significant feature of the church's facade, is being covered with plywood because of the serious deterioration the window has suffered over the years. Appeals for money to repair the window have so far failed to raise sufficient funds to finance the restoration, and the church is reluctantly taking this measure to protect the window from further deterioration and the public from the possible hazard of falling glass and debris.
A statement released by the church and received by Gossips today reads in part:
It is the sincere hope by the church that this action is a temporary solution and that funds necessary to restore and repair the window will be quickly found. We ask the community for their patience and generosity in helping us obtain the monies so desperately needed to make the window once again a centerpiece among Warren Street's wonderful architectural treasures. Donations designated for the window can be mailed to the church at 369 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534.The First Presbyterian Church is an integral part of our community in so many ways. If you can add Hudson's most historic church to your list of holiday gift recipients, please do.