Historic Preservation

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Wynkoop Miller House

BUILT: c.1852

ADDRESS: 335-337 Allen Street, Hudson, New York

The two-and-one-half-story residence borrows directly from Andrew Jackson Downing's design for a Gothic-style cottage illustrated in "Design II" in Cottage Residences. Unlike the house featured in the design, which was intended to be built in masonry, the residence at 335-337 Allen Street is a frame dwelling with board-and-batten siding. The house consists of a nearly square block surmounted by a hipped roof with steeply pitched gables projecting from the front and rear slopes and with gabled dormer windows on the side elevations. Under the eaves of the gabled portions of the roof at the front and back of the house are decorative bargeboards in a pattern of lobes with cusps terminating in trefoils. Bargeboards also decorate the eaves of the gabled dormers. The gable on the main facade centers a pointed-arch window divided into two lancets fitted with casements containing lozenge-shaped panes of glass.

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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.