Historic Preservation


McKown Sheldon House

BUILT c.1871, enlarged and remodeled c.1910

ADDRESS: 67-71 North Fifth Street, Hudson, New York



Between approximately 1835 and 1855, William E. Dodge, a New York City businessman who cofounded in 1833 a metals importing company that later became one of the largest mining operations in the United States, purchased in the city of Hudson large tracts of land north of State Street up to Underhill Pond and from Short Street over to North Sixth Street. He later divided these parcels into small lots that were sold individually. In 1870, Eliza Ann McKown purchased the lot located on the west side of North Fifth Street at the intersection with Prospect Street.

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Built by the prominent architect Isaac G. Perry in 1898, the Galvan formerly the Hudson Armory, is an impressive three-story masonry on the periphery of the Hudson Historic District that once housed York State Army National Guard. Owned by Galvan Partners, the has been the site of numerous community resources designed in to community needs: the Hudson Area Library, now with an inviting in which to welcome residents; Perfect Ten, a non-profit dedicated support 4th through 9th grade girls in their academic achievement new senior center operated by the city, a much-needed facility for Hudson's aging population.