The iconic 1811 Robert Jenkins House, located at 113 Warren Street in Hudson, NY, urgently
needs a new slate roof as well as repairs to its roof drainage, masonry, windows, and doors.
Water is entering the house at these points and is compromising the structure’s integrity. The
stability of the building impacts the early 1900s decorative finishes inside, as well as its
genealogy library and its historical artifact collections.
Prominent preservation architect Marilyn Kaplan, principal at Preservation Architecture, has
made a detailed assessment of the problems and solutions. Necessary repairs will cost
$1,000,000. The house is owned by the Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The chapter, which has managed and cared for it
for over 100 years, has initiated a capital fundraising campaign for $500,000 to match a
$500,000 National Parks Service grant that it hopes to receive, with award notification due by
July 2021. Construction is planned to start on the new roof in September 2021, with the
remaining repairs completed by September 2022.
Restoring the Historic Robert Jenkins House will help us:
• preserve a structure significant for its architecture and its position as a key element in the
streetscape of historic lower Warren Street
• preserve the visible heritage of the early history of Hudson
• preserve the city’s unique character and a source of its pride
• preserve a fascinating and appealing locus for the city’s and the Hudson Valley’s historical
documentation and artifacts
• preserve an institution that has played an important role in the lives of Hudson residents
and that now commits to reengage in the city’s civic life
More information coming soon…