Century home in Hudson will be restored as part of redevelopment plan

Nathan Law

HUDSON — A 19th century home on Main Street will be preserved and there are plans for it to be surrounded by a nonprofit’s headquarters, which will include an art gallery. Peg’s Foundation, a Hudson-based charity, and the Baldwin-Buss House Foundation (BBHF) are collaborating on a project to restore the 1825 Baldwin-Buss House, […]

HUDSON — A 19th century home on Main Street will be preserved and there are plans for it to be surrounded by a nonprofit’s headquarters, which will include an art gallery.

Peg’s Foundation, a Hudson-based charity, and the Baldwin-Buss House Foundation (BBHF) are collaborating on a project to restore the 1825 Baldwin-Buss House, and remove both the brick office building near the corner of West Streetsboro and First Street and the former Merino beverage store on First Street. Many residents know the site as the Merino property.

Peg’s Foundation spent $1.36 million to purchase the house, commercial buildings and land In September 2020. Meanwhile, BBHF has raised $1.15 million that it will use to restore the Baldwin-Buss House, 36 N. Main St.

Peg’s Foundation President Rick Kellar said his organization and BBHF are working on plans and timelines to start the restoration of the Baldwin-Buss House in early 2022 and finish the project in late spring 2023.

“The house, with additions removed from the original plans, will be [nearly] 3,000 square feet total,” Kellar said.

This rendering shows what the Baldwin-Buss House will look like after it's restored. The house, built in 1825, is located at 36 N. Main St.

Keller said he is tentatively planning to demolish the brick office building and the beverage store in early spring of 2022.

After the buildings are removed, Kellar said the foundation will build its new foundation headquarters, which will include both offices and a “jewel box” art gallery that will feature exhibits open to the public.

Kellar said the buildings will be surrounded by open space that will include gardens, public gathering places and a walkway that will connect the National Register Historic Business District and the First and Main business district.

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