Well, hard as it is to believe, it is true. (But then there is much about Hudson that is hard to believe but true.) Yesterday, Gossips reported that on August 6, 1851, the Common Council passed an ordinance requiring the owners and occupants of properties to place numbers on their buildings. The ordinance specified that "a suitable person shall be appointed, whose duty it shall be to allot and designate the numbers of the several houses and lots in said city." On August 26, 1851, the following item appeared in the Daily Star.
Around that same time in August 1851, this notice began appearing in the Daily Star, announcing the intent to publish a "General Directory of the City of Hudson . . . on or about the 1st of October, or immediately after the numbering of the Lots is completed."
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