Many's the time I have contemplated this house while waiting for the light to change at the intersection of Third and State. It intrigues me.
Articles like "Private Residences," which appeared in the Hudson Evening Register in 1867, give the impression that all the domestic architecture worthy of note in Hudson in the 19th century was located either on Warren Street or south of Warren Street, on Union and Allen streets. This rather grand house with its mansard roof (which may not have been built yet in 1867, since the heyday of mansard roofs didn't start until the 1870s) suggests that State Street was not without its houses of distinction in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Although in the mid-20th century this house suffered some indignities--windows were moved or eliminated, aluminum storm windows were installed, and the house was covered with vinyl siding--we learned over the weekend, from an article in the New York Times, that something good is happening for this house: "Plan B: Open a Country Hotel in Upstate New York."
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