Sunday, October 2, 2016

The Warren Street Project Opens at 419 Warren

Last night, Historic Hudson's twentieth anniversary exhibition of The Warren Street Project opened at Vincent Mulford Antiques, 419 Warren Street. 

Photo: Peter Cipkowski

The monumental Warren Street Project consists of photographs of all the buildings on Hudson's mile-long main street, taken in 1994 and 1995 by celebrated photographer (and Hudson resident) Lynn Davis. The collection was first exhibited in October 1996 as the inaugural event of Historic Hudson, the not-for-profit created to advocate for the preservation of Hudson's unique architectural heritage. The collection is being exhibited in its entirety for the first time since 1996 to celebrate twenty years of historic preservation and revitalization in Hudson. 

Two hundred people attended the opening reception. Midway through the evening, Historic Hudson president Alan Neumann suggested that owners of Warren Street businesses place their cards below the photograph of the building where their business is located to help people connect the twenty-year-old images with the present day. Vincent Mulford initiated the idea by placing his card at the photograph of 419 Warren Street--a building which many at the opening found unrecognizable because its transformation, from the time when it was the location of Columbia-Greene Recovery Services, was so dramatic. During the evening, others followed suit. Business and property owners along Warren Street who were not at the opening are encouraged to visit the exhibition and place their cards at the photographs of their buildings.

The exhibition continues through the month of October and is free and open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. No one should miss this rare opportunity to see this important body of work and marvel at the changes that have taken place on our beloved main street.


  1. The opening was a benefit for Historic Hudson and space was limited because of fire codes. If people who had not reserved were not able to attend, I very much hope that they will stop by during the month of October to see this remrkable "photograph 300 photographs long," as Lynn Davis once referred to it, and think bout buying their very own signed Lynn Davis photograph of any of the buildings in The Warren Street Project.