Historic Preservation

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Charles C. Alger Residence


BUILT: 1851-1852

ADDRESS: 59 Allen Street, Hudson, New York

In 1851, Charles C. Alger (1809-1874), one of the founders of the Hudson Iron Company, purchased a parcel of land at the southwest
corner of Allen and Second Streets. He built on the lot, situated on a hill sloping down to Cross Street, a picturesque Gothic Revival brick residence with multiple gables, bargeboards, and pinnacles. In 1867, a local newspaper described Alger’s handsome residence as “a correct specimen of Gothic architecture.”