Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A Clue About What Came Before

Our train station is definitely historic. Constructed in 1874, it has the distinction of being the oldest surviving station between New York City and Albany.

The train station we have now, however, is not the original Hudson train station. We know that the original Hudson depot on the Hudson River Railroad was located in approximately the same spot as the current station. We also know that it was a wooden structure, and it burned to the ground in November 1873. What we don't know is what it looked like. There is, to my knowledge, no pictorial documentation of the original train station.  But this item, from the Hudson Daily Star for June 10, 1851, gives a clue about its design.


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