On March 22, as part of the History Room Local History Speaker series at the Hudson Area Library, Gary Sheffer presented a talk about the General Worth Hotel, Hudson's grand and legendary Greek Revival hotel, which was built in 1837 and demolished in November 1969. The video of that presentation, by filmed and edited T. Randall Martin, was made available on YouTube earlier this week. Click here to view it.
Sheffer is the grandson of Elmer Sheffer, who was the president of the Common Council in 1969 when the controversy raged over the future of the General Worth, the efforts to save it failed, and the building was finally demolished by the City. The presentation includes many rarely seen images of the hotel and much information about its history, especially in the 20th century. The video is recommended viewing.
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