HHA Shares Letter of Concern Regarding Potential Hudson Middle School Project

The following letter was distributed on November 6 to Hudson Historic District residents living nearby Hudson Middle School. While the message was directed to those who live in this particular neighborhood, it is of equal concern for those who might not be aware of the School District’s plans for the middle school and the City of Hudson.

Dear Historic District Resident:

As you may have read in the Hudson Hub, the Hudson Board of Education has approved a master facilities plan for the Hudson City School…

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Join HHA & Case Barlow Farm for 2016 Holiday House, November 19, 25 & 26


After several successful years, and several years of a hiatus, Holiday House returns! Case Barlow Farm and Hudson Heritage Association have joined forces to host the 2016 Holiday House November 19th, 25th & 26th at Case Barlow Farm.

The multi-day event will include not only a preview party and house tour, but also Holiday shopping and displays provided by many local businesses. Most items will be “pay and carry”.

We hope you’ll join us for the ‘Moonlight &…

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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.


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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


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


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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