Historic Preservation

Ongoing Work in Hudson


ollowing the industrial boom years of the early 20th century, many historic homes in the city of Hudson were abandoned. Architectural marvels in the Federal, Greek Revival, and Victorian styles stood frozen in time, slowly deteriorating for decades without the necessary investment to prevent them from becoming derelict or uninhabitable.

Today, as Hudson experiences a cultural and economic resurgence, it also finds itself facing a shortage of housing like so much of America.

28-30 Allen

As part of our work to address housing needs, Galvan Initiatives continues to step up its work in the area of historic restoration.

28-30 Allen St, 2024

In addition to providing affordable housing and developing community cultural spaces, we use our expertise to spare neglected properties from demolition, preserving the character of Hudson for new homeowners while putting homes back on the tax roll.

As we come to a close on construction at 28-30 Allen St, this meticulously restored multifamily unit joins dozens of historic properties Galvan has restored or adapted for reuse including the Charles Alger House at 59 Allen Street, the Armory-turned-Hudson Area Library, and the apartment building at 501 Union Street that is now occupied by members of the Camphill Hudson community.

The preservation and restoration of historic architecture contributes to the local economy, civic pride and beauty, which we believe are critical means of promoting the Common Good.