Thursday, August 16, 2018

A Relic Discovered Beneath the Street

At the Common Council Public Works and Parks Committee meeting last night, DPW superintendent Rob Perry shared the picture of a piece of wooden water pipe discovered while excavating for the sewer separation project on lower Columbia Street. This morning, he provided Gossips with three pictures of the relic.

The pipe, which is essentially a hollowed out log, is a remnant of Hudson's earliest municipal water system. It is currently residing in the entrance to the water treatment plant at the top of Rossman Avenue.


  1. Carole - the picture gives such a better idea to how well preserved it is. Does Rob have any idea about when this would have been installed for use?

  2. I don't know. During the meeting, he said simply 19th century. This post might provide some information, assuming this piece of pipe was part of that system: