A reader recently brought to my attention this little item, which appeared in the Hudson Evening Register for April 2, 1875.
Needless to say, I was curious to know if the house built with such astounding speed had survived the past 142 years, so I set off to find out which house on Clinton Street was the house built for William H. Power. The 1882 Hudson city directory simply indicates that the house of Wm. H. Power was on Clinton Street north of Fifth, suggesting that there wasn't much else on Clinton Street at the time.
The Hudson city directory for 1891, two years after the change in numbering on east-west streets was done, gives an actual address: 520 Clinton Street.
A drive across town yesterday confirmed that 520 Clinton Street is indeed still standing and appears to be undergoing some kind of repair or restoration.