Today, Gossips discovered this memory of the Public Square in the Hudson Evening Register for September 21, 1914. It appeared in "Personal Notes and Jottings," a regular feature that primarily reported trips made and visits received by Hudsonians.
James M. Doran, a Troy undertaker, was a Sunday visitor in town. He was a former resident of Hudson, attending old Public School No. 3, and he inquired after a number of his old schoolmates of thirty years ago. He visited the hose house on Public square and said that he recalled when Public square was not a park but had [a] big well in its center, from which the firefighters drew water with hand engines.COPYRIGHT 2014 CAROLE OSTERINK
Photo of Warren and Seventh streets from Historic Hudson: An Architectural Portrait, by Byrne Fone
Photo of Edmonds House Company courtesy Historic Hudson