Carnies in Hudson!

The undated photograph below shows a group of Circus performers – aka ‘Carnies’ – posing at Hudson Station. If I had to choose a date, I would guess somewhere between 1870 – 1910.… Continue reading

New Digs!

Welcome to my new website, http://www.hiddenhudson.com! Aside from purchasing this domain I also made the switch from Blogspot to WordPress for my blog interfacing. The intent, of course, is to better serve all… Continue reading

The Highway to Hell – A Lost Road in the Woods

Other ruins and foundations from Bradywine’s past include the following pictures of a curiously hidden track of road in the middle of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This stretch once united Brandywine Village… Continue reading

The Forgotten Village of Brandywine

Over the weekend I had a chance to explore some lesser-known areas of Brandywine Falls and the forgotten village of Brandywine – a once bustling community that thrived off the natural power of the falls.… Continue reading

The Ship that Built Cleveland

Below are pictures from inside and around the ‘William Mather’, Cleveland’s iconic steamship that rests adjacent to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Browns Stadium, and the Great Lakes Science Center. I… Continue reading

Old Maps

Included here are four old maps, one of which is an aerial image of Western Reserve Academy before extensive construction and expansion programs of the past several decades forever changed it’s historic campus. See… Continue reading

Retro Souvenir Postcards

The header picture is only a tease! Here are more retro souvenir postcards from Hudson’s past: Facing N/NW from SE corner of the Village Green. Notice the Main St. merchants through the trees.  Clocktower… Continue reading

Map of David Hudson’s Arrival

I stumbled upon this map while reading Grace Goulder Izant’s classic, Hudson’s Heritage. It’s details are intricate and reveal the difficult route and nature of Hudson’s first journey to his land claims. The outlined ‘David… Continue reading

Winter Hiatus

New posts will soon blossom as the snow melts and the ground begins to thaw. I have several projects in line for spring postings…  James Ellsworth’s Evamere Estate: Pond built for his daughter… Continue reading

Hidden Foundations – Part 1

Intrigued by my findings in the previous post, I decided to follow the path of the old track towards the 91/303 intersection at the center of town. It didn’t take much walking to… Continue reading