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I've driven by this house in Hudson, New Hampshire many times, and wondered about the letter "S" on the weather vane. Of course, the wind doesn't always cooperate when I am photographing these weather vanes, so here the letter "S" appears backwards. I decided to write to the Hudson Historical Society. Here is their kind reply:
"The house you refer to is located on the corner of Derry Road and Highland Ave across from Library Park in Hudson. Many people, even those who live in Hudson, refer to this park as the Common. Library Park was given to the town by Mary Creutzborg, mother of Mrs. Alfred Hills.
Back to the house you asked about. It was built in 1875 by George Sanders; hence the origin of the “S” you spoke of. Mr. Sanders was an industrialist with many interests. Most specifically he started Hudson Water Company. This home was built for his residence. He also built the large apartment building across the way on Library Street and some single family houses along Ferry Street near the Park. These were used for company housing.
Mr. Sander’s house is an example of a fine victorian house. It was later owned by the Kendrick family and now by a Smith family. Thus, the “S” is back in usage!! Mr. ‘Lenny’ Smith did worked hard to retain the character and charm of the house. It is now listed on the National Historic Register.
Thanks for your interest in Hudson!
Ruth Parker, Member
Genealogy and Research Committee
Hudson Historical Society"
Hudson, New Hampshire Historical Society http://www.hudsonhistorical.com/
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