Historic Preservation


The 1847 Orphan Asylum

BUILT: 1847

ADDRESS: 620-624 State Street Hudson, New York



In 1847, the Hudson Orphan and Relief Association erected on a small lot at the northwest corner of State and North Seventh Streets a modest red brick Greek Revival building to provide shelter for the city’s orphaned children.  The structure served as an orphanage until 1881, when the Hudson Orphan and Relief Association relocated to the former residence of George Power at 400 State Street, the current location of the Hudson Area Library.


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