Destination Hudson presents a weekly picture of something in Hudson, in addition to a fact about our town. We hope you enjoy this column, and search out the locations if you don't know them.
Last week's photo showed the rear of several Main Street businesses - US Bank and Howard Hanna. This entire block of Main Street had to be rebuilt after the great fire of 1892 - you'll notice that this block is now mostly stone, metal or brick construction, while most buildings in the northern block are still wood.
An unrelated bit of history about our town: Our local theater group, The Hudson Players is an all- volunteer, award-winning community theater. They were started in 1945, and performed in the meeting room on the top floor of Town Hall until 1977. For the next three years they performed wherever they could find a space - the Hudson Junior High School, the Old Church on the Green, the Congregational Church and the GAR Hall in Peninsula. Then in the fall of 1980 the Players moved to their new home in the Barlow Community Center on Oviatt Street. This is where their holiday production, The Christmas Pudding, will be performed on Dec. 13 and 14.