In this C1908 Post Card we are on Barretts Hill Road looking west and down onto Greeley Street; which runs horizontal in the picture. At this intersection a left turn onto Greeley takes you to Hudson Center; with a right turn you are headed towards Old Derry Road. Straight ahead you are looking at what is now 68 Greeley Street. In the center of the intersection notice the grassy triangular piece. This is called a “heater piece”. This peculiar shape is formed from the flow of traffic; by continually going left, right, or straight this part of the intersection receives little or no traffic. It is given the name “heater piece” as the resulting shape resembles that of a flat iron. At the time of this photo the house shown here belonged to the estate and family of David Glover. Photo from the Historical Society Collection.
This familiar school on Library Street was built in 1957 by St. John’s Church as a private parochial school. During the year 1974-75 the church found it necessary to close the school. The Hudson School Board and officials of the church worked on a mutually agreeable contract so that all Hudson students could be accommodated. St. John’s school was re-opened in the fall of 1975 as part of the public school system of Hudson. The town leased the school from St. John’s for that first year with an option to renew for up to 2 years. As a part of this lease agreement St. John’s Church would use the facilities during non-school hours for it’s confraternity christian doctrine (CCD) classes. The town purchased the property in July 1976 at a cost to the district of $616,000; a significant savings when compared to the cost of new construction at the estimated 1.2M. After this purchase the school was renamed Library Street School. Today this school at 22 Library Street is part of the town’s Early Learning Center; as such all preschool and kindergarten classes are held here. Photo by John Allison and a part of the photo collection of The Hudson Historical Society.
In this photo we are standing at 23 Derry Road and looking north in the year 1946. On the left we see Fuller’s Service Station at 26 Derry and just prior to that one can barely see the intersection with Leslie Street. Opposite the service station is the intersection with Haverhill Street. The quiet country road is a sharp contrast to the busy state highway we experience today. Photo compliments of George Fuller and now a part of the Historical Society Collection.