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Coming in November "All Roads to the River" Peter Cipkowski The 1799 Columbia Turnpike and Historic Toll Houses A lecture series co-sponsored by Columbia County Historical Society & Historic Hudson Coming in December "Before the Proprietors" The Dutch Port of Claverack Landing Dr. David William Voorhess A lecture series co-sponsored by Columbia County Historical Society & Historic Hudson Read more > HH-CCHS_LECTURES_FALL2016-800 BUY TICKETS

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Historic Hudson is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1996 to promote the preservation of the unique architectural heritage of the City of Hudson, New York.

Dr. Oliver Bronson House



The Dr. Oliver Bronson House was first built as a Federal-style residence for Samuel Plumb in 1812. The house and grounds were reinvented by architect Alexander Jackson Davis into a fully realized Romantic-Picturesque estate for Dr. Bronson and his family in two successive remodeling campaigns dating to 1839 and 1849. The house is the earliest extant design by Davis in the bracketed mode, and its dramatic setting framed by the Catskill mountains and the Hudson River fully expressed the romantic vision of the Hudson River School painters Thomas Cole and Frederic Church, who owned villas nearby. Read more.
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