Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

I am writing with the hope that the community will act now before it’s too late to save Hudson’s historic 1927 school building and the three acres of land it sits on. 

Time is running out. The Hudson School Board may vote on the fate of the building and property as early as May. The plan being considered? To sell the building and property to a developer who proposes to demolish three-quarters of the building and put townhouses and condominiums behind the façade.

Act now to help prevent this from happening. Time is needed to be planful about this historic property. Some argue that we need housing (I agree – but not on this property) or that the schools will benefit financially from the sale (yes, but at what cost?). As a valuable school asset, let it continue to serve educational and community needs, not those of a private developer.

This beautiful property was gifted to the school district in 1926. It is centrally located, bound on three sides by our Historic District and protected by the original deed that specified it should be used for public school purposes only (which condos and townhouses are not).

We respectfully ask the school board to choose an option that preserves the property for its intended use. hudsonheritage.org/1927building to learn more. There you can learn how to add your voice to the growing number of residents concerned about the 1927 building, property and our town’s historical legacy –before it’s too late.

Kathy Russell


Hudson Heritage Association