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Apartment in Historic 1785 Thomas Jenkins House

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, sleep 4

Although this is a new listing on VRBO ,we are not strangers to renting and managing apartments. We have rented this and two other apartments in the building on long term leases since 2007. This apartment is very bright thanks to 3 large windows facing the street and 4 windows on the side facing the garden which is a rarity on Warren Street.
The apartment offers a complete kitchen including a large oven, dishwasher, microwave and all the necessary utensils to prepare breakfast,lunch and diner should you decide to eat in. The kitchen island offers seating for two and the dining table seats 6 adult comfortably.

The large bedroom offers a king size bed, flat screen tv and plenty of storage .
This apartment is perfectly suited for the business traveler or a vacation stay in Hudson .
My family and I live in the ground floor apartment and assure you that we will answer and address any questions or issues promptly.

A bit of history:

This grand Federal style house at 216-220 Warren Street was originally built, probably in the last decade of the 18th century, for Thomas Jenkins, who is believed to have been the richest of the original Proprietors. It was Thomas who, with his brother Seth, set out from Nantucket in 1783 to find a safe harbor for their vessels and those of other seafaring men from New England and found and purchased Claverack Landing. Tradition has it that, in the good Quaker community that was early Hudson, Thomas Jenkins was considered to be 'somewhat aristocratic' and was roundly criticized for the ostentation of his palatial home.

In her Colonial Restoration and Old Upper Hudson Walking Tours, first published in 1984, Mrs. Granvil Hills tells us that 'the house was later divided into 2 dwellings.' It is definitely two dwellings today, but it is not entirely clear when the division happened. In 1848, more than half a century after it was built, the house became a school for young ladies. What Anna Bradbury has to say about the school in her History of the City of Hudson suggests that it had already been divided at that point.
In 1848 the Misses Peake established a 'Young Ladies Seminary,' that for more than thirty years attracted the patronage of the best people of the city and vicinity. It was located at Number 216 Warren street with a fine schoolroom in the adjoining dwelling. Miss Elizabeth Peake, the head of the institution, was a person of superior mind and culture, and was the author of two very excellent books, one 'Pen Pictures of Europe,' and the other a 'History of the German Emperors,' which necessitated research in the great libraries of Germany, and exhibited great ability.
In 1881, George Power, who owned the New York and Hudson Steamboat Company, the Hudson and Athens Ferry, and the Hudson and Catskill Ferry,This grand Federal style house at 216-220 Warren Street was originally built, probably in the last decade of the 18th century, for Thomas Jenkins, who is believed to have been the richest of the original Proprietors. It was Thomas who, with his brother Seth, set out from Nantucket in 1783 to find a safe harbor for their vessels and those of other seafaring men from New England and found and purchased Claverack Landing. Tradition has it that, in the good Quaker community that was early Hudson, Thomas Jenkins was considered to be 'somewhat aristocratic' and was roundly criticized for the ostentation of his palatial home.

In her Colonial Restoration and Old Upper Hudson Walking Tours, first published in 1984, Mrs. Granvil Hills tells us that 'the house was later divided into 2 dwellings.' It is definitely two dwellings today, but it is not entirely clear when the division happened. In 1848, more than half a century after it was built, the house became a school for young ladies. What Anna Bradbury has to say about the school in her History of the City of Hudson suggests that it had already been divided at that point.
In 1848 the Misses Peake established a 'Young Ladies Seminary,' that for more than thirty years attracted the patronage of the best people of the city and vicinity. It was located at Number 216 Warren street with a fine schoolroom in the adjoining dwelling. Miss Elizabeth Peake, the head of the institution, was a person of superior mind and culture, and was the author of two very excellent books, one 'Pen Pictures of Europe,' and the other a 'History of the German Emperors,' which necessitated research in the great libraries of Germany, and exhibited great ability.
In 1881, George Power, who owned the New York and Hudson Steamboat Company, the Hudson and Athens Ferry, and the Hudson and Catskill Ferry, moved from 400 State Street, where he had lived since 1865, to this house. Power was probably, in his time, one of the richest men in Hudson, and, according to the 1880 census, his household consisted of six adults besides himself--his wife, Adeline; four grown children, Emily (40), Ada (24), Kate (22), and Frank (18); and his widowed sister Mary Gaul--so it's hard to imagine that he would move from a building of such considerable size to half a house on Warren Street.

Power seemed to have had a curious penchant--perhaps because there were so many women in his household--for living in buildings that had been occupied by schools for young women. Before he bought 400 State Street and made it his home, the building had been the Reverend J. B. Hague's Hudson Female Academy, and he moved to this house on Warren Street soon after it ceased being the Misses Peake's Young Ladies Seminary.

In 1894, all or part of 216-220 Warren Street became the Howard Hotel, and so it remained until 1944.





Some time after the Howard Hotel closed in 1944, the building where Savoia is now located was added, and a bar opened there named for Hudson's most notorious home-based industry.

The building that started out as the grandest house in Hudson went through hard times in the 1980s and 1990s, but today, at more than two hundred years of age, it survives and thrives, although clearly as two separate and distinct parts.





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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/24/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 750 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • King sized sleigh bed And a full sized Murphy bed in living room

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom is accessible either from the bedroom or the living room

Entertainment

  • Television

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    parking on street no parking meters (yet)...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    washer and dryer in basement laundry room...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Building Type

  • Building
 

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$250 $275
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$1,300

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Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 8%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: Since moving to Hudson I have been involved in the restoration of historical buildings and churches in the area. I personally restored this building in 1997, which included a new roof, windows, plumbing, bathrooms, kitchens, heating and air conditioning.

Why the Owner Chose Hudson, NY, USA:
The main reason we purchased this property was the location on Warren Street. The 200 block is a mix of residential and commercial properties making for a comfortable neighborhood feel. The building is also set back from the street and possesses a lovely side garden for added privacy and sense of space in the city.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Large windows and side garden as well as being set back from the street make the apartment very airy and bright . The building is within walking distance of the train station and the main business area of shops and restaurants.


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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/24/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 30, 2017

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