Saturday, October 6, 2012

Hudson in 1905: Part 40

The following is an excerpt from the booklet Illustrated Hudson, N.Y., published in 1905.

THE HUDSON HOUSE--Wm. Guthrie, proprietor. No visitor to Hudson who has ever stayed at this hotel but has been well repaid for his visit and has always carried away pleasant reminders of his sojourn here. The house is centrally located between the depot and the boat landings, being only within a few moments' walk of either. The house has been established here for nearly half a century, and is one of the old landmarks of the city. It has accommodation for fifty guests, and everything is done to make one always feel at home. Mr. Guthrie has been proprietor of the house for the past five years, and is an old hotel man and well understands the needs of the traveling public. A fine stocked bar is operated in connection with the hotel, and all the finest drinks can be obtained here.

Ferry and South Front streets--the location of the Hudson House--today
Gossips Note: I learned the location of the Hudson House from a 1905 Hudson directory, where I also learned that the Hudson House was a hotel for "Gentlemen Only." Unfortunately, I got the location wrong. Hudson House was indeed on the south side of Ferry Street, but, as this 1873 atlas map indicates, it was west of the railroad tracks.

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