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Restoration work begins on Hudson's First Presbyterian Church

Aug 15, 2017 12:03 am

Betsy Miller is reporting at imby.com structural repairs to the roof of Hudson's historic First Presbyterian Church are set to begin this week. “Our first priority,” said John Grover, coordinator for the project, “is to stabilize the existing roof trusses and associated wood framing. Once that is completed, the doors can reopen.” The initial phase will also include the installation of a temporary floor, as well as through-bolts, steel plates and steel cables to the most seriously compromised trusses to restore some structural integrity. The church received a $50,000 long-term loan from the Presbytery of Albany to fund the initial emergency repairs. The stabilization is expected to take six to eight weeks. The church is still actively raising funds to cover the costs of replacing the entire main roof of the 1837 building. Read the full story at imby [dot] com.