Thursday, January 13, 7:30pm at Barlow Community Center. “This Place, This Time” with Mark Price
Your Opinion Matters! Take Our 1927 Building Survey
*** THIS SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED ***
The future of the 1927 Building – the old Hudson High School – hangs in the balance. The Hudson City Schools Board of Education must determine the fate of the 1927 Building, a decision that will impact the Historic District and the entire community. They must decide whether to keep the building and/or site for the community as a part of its educational legacy OR to sell the building and property to a private commercial developer that proposes to demolish three-quarters of the historic building to build condominiums under the pretense of historic preservation.
Taxpayers have provided funding to maintain and support the property and building for close to 100 years. Your voice, as one of those taxpayers, must be heard. Please take our survey by clicking this link or the one below. The results of this survey will be shared with the Board of Education as it makes a final decision about the fate of this important building and property.
In 1926 the property was gifted to the school district under the condition that it would forever be used for public education purposes. Clearly the Liberty Development proposal does not honor that covenant.
Hudson Heritage Association has presented two options to the Hudson School Board (View our full presentation here). Below is a brief summary.
- Option A: A community center to be used by and for the community, utilizing the 568-seat auditorium as a cultural asset.
- Option B: An outdoor education/learning center that would be integrated into the landscape of the existing property providing an outdoor classroom and gathering space for the school district and the community.
During a six-month moratorium on demolition and sale of the building, HHA would explore the financial viability and community interest of these two concepts. Both of these options would honor the 1926 covenant and retain the property for community and/or educational purposes.