Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Demolition in Our Historic City

A little more than a month ago, we watched in horror and sorrow as a backhoe bashed down the walls of the last remaining Hudson River Knitting Mill building, after a devastating fire had rendered it irreparably unsound.

That demolition was tragic, because the building was loved and had a bright future.

Today, the backhoe was unleashed on another Hudson building: 718-720 Union Street.

Photo: Hilary Hillman

Of no known historic significance and deemed structurally unsound after years of misuse and abuse, the building went down today, with no one to mourn its passing.

1 comment:

  1. I mourned!! That building was the stable for the Tobey estate and then sold off to Sarah Heath then eventually to William Plass who built Park Theatre. You can find me at Animalkind everyday for more Hudson factoids -Jo