Sunday, November 5, 2017

Walker Evans Revisited

On Friday, when I published the photographs taken by Walker Evans in Hudson in the 1930s, I promised to reveal where each was taken. So, for those who haven't already figured it out on their own, here we go.

This Greek Revival portico and entrance is found on 32 Warren Street.

This building, with its elaborate Greek Revival door surround, is 454 Warren Street, today the location of Nolita. Since the 1930s, that remarkable door has been replaced by a window.

Photo: Alan Coon
These men are on North First Street, just a little north of Prison Alley. In the background at the far right can be seen the side of 32 Warren Street and, across the street from it, the building shown below, which once stood at the southwest corner of First and Warren streets.

The corner turret of the building that was once the Iron Horse and is now Governor's Inn makes it easy to identify the vantage point of this photograph: South Seventh Street, between Warren Street and Cherry Alley. It's interesting that decades later there is still angle parking on this block.

These two pictures show 363 Allen Street, a house that once stood at the southern end of West Court Street. The photograph below shows West Court Street in the 1880s.

In the 1970s, 363 Allen Street was the location of the Columbia County Department of Health. The house fell into disrepair and was demolished sometime in the late 1970s or early 1980s. Its site is now the location of the parking lot for the Columbia County courthouse.

Thanks to Sam Pratt and Alan Coon, who were first to make some of the discoveries shared here.

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