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DESOLATE FRONT STREET BEARS ONE HOUSE Through the wire of the protective cyclone fence, only the remaining structure of the Polish National Hall stands on South Front St. A lone bulldozer roams the cratered area while the solid foundation of Promenade Hill Park looms on the left. This photo was taken from Ferry St. near the bridge. (Register-Star photo by Joe Traver)The Division for Historic Preservation of the New York State Department of Parks and Recreation tried to save the PNA Hall, which was a very early Hudson structure. It had been built in the late 1780s or early 1790s and used as a store by Marshall Jenkins, one of the original Proprietors. But the Hudson Urban Renewal Agency had its way, and the building was demolished in April 1974.
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