Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Seniors at the Youth Center

There's been talk of creating a senior center in Hudson for years. The first site considered was the Washington Hose firehouse, but that idea wasn't awarded a Community Development Block Grant because the building was considered inappropriate for the purpose. Next, part of the Charles Williams School was going to be renovated for a senior center, but the CDBG decision makers didn't think the $400,000 requested was adequate to make the building useable for the purpose.

The current plan is to build a two-story addition for a senior center on the north side of the Youth Center at Third and Union streets. The addition, to be constructed of brick, would take up much of the space now used for parking. Presumably the little cinder block addition would be demolished. Apparently there is already a design for the new addition, but I don't know who the architect is and I have not seen the plan. But before the building experiences yet another alteration, let's recall how it started out.

The building was built in the 1860s and may have incorporated some elements of one of Hudson's first places of worship: the Quaker meetinghouse that was constructed on the site in 1785.

1 comment:

  1. I'm wondering what the City of Hudson Commissioner of Aging thinks of this plan?