Restoring local heritage, the Hudson way
Dec 15, 2010 12:05 pm
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200" caption="211 Union Street in Hudson is where the once-famous General Williams Jenkins Worth of Fort Worth and Lake Worth fame was born. Although a hero of since-forgotten or politically-discredited U.S. military campaigns of the early 19th century, the classic home's renovation is being handled with great care by the powers that be in the City of Hudson, lending a beacon for preservation to all in the WGXC coverage area."][/caption]Gossips of Rivertown continues its reportage on a planned renovation for the birthplace of one of Hudson's most famous historical figures, noted West Point commandant, Indian Fighter and Mexican-American War General Williams Jenkins Worth with a notice this morning about how a public hearing on the changes being proposed for 211 Union Street has been rescheduled to 10 a.m. Thursday, December 23, in City Hall. Immediately following the public hearing, the city's Historic Preservation committee will hold a special meeting to decide whether to grant or deny a certificate of appropriateness to the project. What is being proposed is rebuilding the front wall as a "veneer wall" and eliminating the Italianate door surround to bring the building back to what might have been its original Federal appearance. It's an interesting stream of a story on just how such deep histories as ours in this area can be saved, including the careful steps needed, along with community consensus, to really get things done. Click here to read the story in Carole Osterink's blog.