At this moment, these two houses--really a double house--at 251 and 249 Columbia Street are being demolished.
The two houses have been sad and abandoned for a while now. They were often mentioned back in 2010 as a potential location for scattered site housing, when there was talk of replacing Bliss Towers. The tax rolls indicate they were acquired by a new owner in March 2017. Now they are being demolished.
Recently, the two houses across the street, at 248 and 250 Columbia, were demolished to make way for a pair of new multiple unit houses.
According to a Gossips source, close to 75 percent of the properties on the south side of the 200 block of Columbia Street have changed ownership in the last year or so. To quote that source, "What was probably the most blighted block in the city is beginning to see a lot of investment." It remains to be seen what that investment will bring.
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I think 248 -250 are already gone.ReplyDelete
You're right! You couldn't see the demolition of these houses in the picture if those two were still standing. I'll amend the post. Thank you!Delete
What's the point of a historic preservation committee?ReplyDelete
These buildings are not in a historic district.Delete
It is in a historic area relative to the history of Hudson and I might guess the largest area (State and Columbia Streets) where Hudson natives live.Delete
209-211 COLUMBIA ST has been renovated and turned into an interesting dark gray housing unit by a local builder ( who is alos working on the theatre on the 700 block of warren).ReplyDelete
the building was a barn like structure sold at a tax sales a few years ago. it was a gambling hall and where the local arm of the "poughkeepsie mob" ran the numbers racket in hudson.
It was also a brothel upstairs and even had a secret door with a hatch ---
times change, and hudson changes --- the new house looks great.
The quality of these images aren't great, but here are the images I have of 209-211Delete
THE DOOR ON THE ALLEY
Great photos PeterReplyDelete