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Hudson Opera House

August 18, 2011

Gracing the main drag of downtown Hudson, NY sits a deprecative yet grandiose building. The Hudson Opera House, once heralded to the surrounding countryside as a beacon of culture and sophistication since the mid-19th century now lays pallid and yet somehow preserved in its current state. My friend Peter and I investigated the scene on a recent humid summer day to find the facade crackled and faded with an eerie glow surrounding it. The balcony was roped off, likely for unstable footing, but the remainder of the space was traversable. The light leaking in through the age-old windows cast a reverent haze over the disintegrated surfaces of a truly remarkable space. The lower floor remains intact and remodeled, serving the community as a multi-arts center.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 18, 2011 12:03

    beautiful! I wonder how many of these gems rest in the hudson valley…

  2. David permalink
    August 19, 2011 05:18

    Beautiful…I think the Hudson Valley might just look more inviting than Brooklyn!

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  4. kaymuller permalink
    August 19, 2011 12:47

    Love old buildings and architecture! Love the patina…….hope they never tear it down!

  5. August 21, 2011 12:41

    Fantastic photos, seems to be a very intriguing place…

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