HHA Event: “Hudson’s long-lost saloons” (March 14)



Hudson’s long-lost saloons the topic of March 14 HHA event

Noted local historian and storyteller Tom Vince will be the featured speaker at the March 14 Hudson Heritage Association meeting when he shares the largely untold story of “saloons in Hudson” and their impact on the community and its residents during the mid-19th century and early 20th century.

Known as a staid, quiet village built on traditional New England values, Hudson eventually became home to a number of establishments selling alcohol. Most disappeared without a trace, but their influence on the community can still be found in historical records, including details of a murder committed in front of Pierce House on the Western Reserve Academy grounds in 1860. Another establishment, A.W. Lockart’s saloon, located in the Mansion House Hotel on Main Street, is infamous for being the origin of the April 1892 fire that destroyed nearly half of the town’s commercial properties.

The March 14 meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Barlow Community Center, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the presentation. ∞