The Hudson Railroad Station

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Hudson, NY

Client: City of Hudson

Project Type: Interior and Exterior Restoration

The Hudson railroad station was constructed by the New York Central Railroad in 1874. Now operated by Amtrak, the Hudson station is believed to be the oldest in its system and the fourteenth busiest nationally. Because the building’s condition had deteriorated significantly, Amtrak, the Urban Mass Transit Authority, the New York State Department of Transportation and the City of Hudson combined efforts to fund a major restoration of the station.

John Waite served as architect for the project, which included a complete restoration of the station building, rebuilding of the passenger platforms, and the construction of a new 150-space parking lot. The exterior of the building was restored to its historic appearance with the addition of a metal canopy, polychrome slate roof, ornamental iron roof crestings, and corbelled brick chimney. The restoration also repaired severely deteriorated brickwork and installed a new sheet-lead damp course to prevent future damage from moisture migration (rising damp). Interior work included expanding the passenger waiting area, construction of a new ticketing facility and baggage room, restoring plaster surfaces and woodwork and installing accessible toilet facilities.