Hudson Opera House
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.