The plan begins with an existing conditions assessment, which has been done pro bono by Ward Hamilton of Olde Mohawk Historic Preservation, with the help of research from Pat Fenoff, city historian, and advice from Vince Wallace, guardian of the GAR plot since he was a teenager working summers for the Department of Public Works in the 1940s. The document created by Hamilton can be viewed here. Also involved in facilitating and implementing the project are DPW superintendent Rob Perry, First Ward alderman David Marston, and Gossips.
The photograph above was taken on Memorial Day 2012. Here are some more historic images of this part of the cemetery.
|Engraving from a drawing by F. Carroll Hankes which appeared in the Hudson Daily Evening Register on May 29, 1890
|Undated photograph from Historic Hudson's Rowles Studio Collection
|Post card in the collection of the Hudson Area Library
|Post card circa 1921