Hudson Chairmaker Richard Grell Looks Back at Historic Darrowville for November Meeting

Long-time Hudson resident and nationally known Windsor chairmaker Richard Grell will speak to the members and guests of Hudson Heritage Association on November 10, when the association hosts its monthly meeting at the Barlow Community Center. Grell will speak about historic Darrowville, a vanishing community located at the southern edge of Hudson’s current city limits.

This photo from the 1950s show the home Joseph Darrow built in 1816 on property he purchased in 1803. It replaced a log...
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HHA Historic Marker Program Topic of October Meeting

Individuals interested in obtaining a marker from Hudson Heritage Association recognizing the architectural and historic significance of their home are invited to attend the Association’s general meeting on Thursday, October 13, when a panel will provide details and helpful guidance related to the program.  The meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will be held at Barlow Community Center.

hha-marker-install Hudson Heritage Association member Ron Strobl attaches an HHA marker to a Hudson property recognized for…

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Hudson Heritage Association Begins Fall Programming September 8 With Tour

Tom Vince w David Hudson portrait at WRA

Please note the early start time – also, in case of rain, the meeting will take place in the chapel at the cemetery.  Seating is limited, but there is also plenty of standing room available.

Hudson Heritage Association resumes its fall programming on Thursday, September 8, when noted local historian Tom Vince will conduct a guided walking tour of Markillie Cemetery. The tour will begin at 7 p.m. at the Chapel….

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The Cleveland Restoration Society recognizes Patricia S. Eldredge with its most prestigious award: The Robert C. Gaede Lifetime Achievement Award

KM_C364e-20160318095004Once in a while there is an individual whose dedication to the field of historic preservation goes above and beyond ordinary expectations. The Cleveland Restoration Society (CRS) makes a point to recognize these champions with The Robert C. Gaede Lifetime Achievement Award. On Tuesday, May 24th, during CRS and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Cleveland’s 2016 Celebration of Preservation, Patricia S. Eldredge was presented with this prestigious award in recognition of her lifetime commitment to historic preservation.

Cleveland’s…

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General Meetings to Resume September 2016

IMG_0219Our HHA meeting schedule will take a break through the summer, but we look forward to kicking off a new season of entertaining and educational programs in September. Stay tuned for more details!

In the meantime, enjoy the beauty of summertime in Hudson, and let us be your guide for a scenic stroll through our historic neighborhoods. Choose from four walking tours within our National Historic District, and learn about the significant architecture and notable residents who once lived here. The online tours…

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HHA Members’ Event: Tom Vince Discusses History of Lake Forest Country Club

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Please join us as we conclude our 2015-2016 programming year! HHA Members are invited to meet for fellowship and refreshments at our Annual Meeting.

We received such a positive response to our Members’ Only Tour of Pierce House last year, that we wanted to offer another unique social event this year.

If you are not currently a member of Hudson Heritage Association, this is a great time to join – for this event and for the coming year! …

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Plans for Historic Baldwin-Buss Merino Property to be Decided at Upcoming Planning Commission Public Hearing

At our previous HHA General Meetings, we have kept you up to date on Planning Commission’s review of a proposed development plan for the Merino block of property bounded by Park Lane to the north, First Street to the west, West Streetsboro Street to the south, and the Village Green to the east. While part of the project includes plans to restore the historic 1825 house to its original beauty, the surrounding new 3-story construction within the block will create a lasting change to…

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Four-Lane Highway Could Have Bisected Downtown Hudson, April Speaker Tells HHA

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The community is invited to the April 14 meeting of Hudson Heritage Association when long-time resident Katie Hoy will describe details of a five-year effort the association led to prevent the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and others from widening Route 91 through downtown Hudson in the 1980s.

In 1983, ODOT was looking for a way to improve traffic flow through Hudson and proposed either widening Route 91 or constructing an expressway just west of the downtown district. …

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Chief Details History of Fire Department at March HHA Meeting

Life-long Hudson resident and fifth-generation firefighter Jerry Varnes will talk about the evolution of the Hudson Fire Department and the history of firefighting in Hudson when he speaks to Hudson Heritage Association on Thursday, March 3 – a special date for the group’s monthly meeting.

Hudson established the first volunteer fire department in Summit County in 1849. In 1859, Hudson purchased the first horse-drawn pumper in Summit County. Along with North Akron, Hudson’s department handled all of the firefighting in Summit County until 1886,…

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HCTV Airs Historic District Walking Tour

Is the cold and snow keeping you from enjoying a stroll through the neighborhood? Tune into HCTV to enjoy the beauty of Hudson’s Historic District and learn about it’s distinctive architecture when Hudson Heritage Association presents a Walking Tour of the Architecture of Historic Hudson. American and Ohio architecture expert Christie Borkan leads a walk through the Hudson village area and discusses the myriad of architecture styles that can be seen in our historic town. Tune in to HCTV this Saturday, 1/16, 8:30am and…

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