Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Share Your Thoughts About Historic Preservation

The New York State Historic Preservation Office has launched an online survey about historic preservation in individual communities and in the state. The information gathered will inform the State Preservation Plan. You can participate in the survey by clicking here.


  1. Except for additonal comments at the end, the survey is multiple choice.

    But I love this question for Hudson: “Where would you place your community’s overall preservation ethic on the following continuum?”  

    Ah, where indeed? Based on the evident lack of interest in Hudson's waterfront history, and even into the matter and degree of accountibility residents enjoy over our Historic Districts and the Promenade Park, I'd put the answer somewhere in the middle of all the choices. (And note the implied assumption that a community develops only from worse to better, a typical humanistic blindness and Achilles heel!)

    • Not apparent - my community is not actively engaged in preservation

    • In its infancy - my community has taken some initial steps

    • Developing - my community is actively pursuing preservation

    • Maturing - my community has achieved success in some preservation activities

    • Advanced - my community has made preservation a high priority

    • Don't Know

  2. Hawthorne House, the Elisha Williams House, is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a circa 1810 Federal on Aitken Avenue.