The array of sponsors for Mayor Kamal Johnson's "40 Under 40" event was the first clue.
Its previous logo, seen on signs displayed on buildings, trucks, and articles of clothing worn by Galvan workers, incorporated the silhouette of 400 State Street, the 1818 building purchased from the Hudson Area Library in 2011.
That Galvan had elevated 400 State Street to icon seemed to bode well for the future of the underappreciated building, but, alas, Galvan's attempt in 2021 to give the building to the City of Hudson and now the new logo suggest that Galvan's commitment to the building, if there ever was such a thing, is on the wane.
For readers unfamiliar with why we should care about 400 State Street, a history of the building, which started out as the Hudson Almshouse, can be found here: "The Bicentennial of a Building."
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