It is always distressing that in a city like Hudson, where historic architecture should be among its most valued assets, houses keep getting demolished. The latest victim was a little house at the corner of Fairview Avenue and Bayley Boulevard.
The house was quite small and very old, predating by perhaps as much as a century the early 20th-century houses that surrounded it. A source from the neighborhood told Gossips that someone had purchased the house recently with the intention of rehabilitating it. In fact, as those who pass that way often can attest, work toward that end had begun. Ultimately, however, it was determined that the amount of work required to rehab the house was too great. So swiftly and without fanfare, the house was demolished earlier this week. The word is that a brand-new house is expected to take its place.
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