They are ubiquitous. They are found in the Public Square, a.k.a. Seventh Street Park.
They are found in Washington Park, a.k.a. Courthouse Square.
They are found on Promenade Hill, a.k.a. Parade Hill.
Cathryn Dwyre, when presenting her proposal for re-imagining the Public Square, talked about the benches. She praised the DPW workers who make these benches for their craftsmanship and ingenuity but suggested that perhaps it was time for a new design. Dwyre's comment inspired Gossips to wonder how long this design has been the standard for park benches in Hudson. Then this picture post card provided a clue.
The post card, sent to friends in New Jersey by a woman visiting her sister in Germantown, is postmarked July 16, 1966. It is evidence that the clunky concrete and wood design for park benches has been around for probably at least fifty years.
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Thanks to Bruce Bergmann for sharing this post card