Published on September 1, 2016
1. Galvan Foundation Proposal for Community Use of Historic Hudson Armory Eric Galloway
2. Introduction • T. Eric Galloway serves as the president of the Galvan Initiatives Foundation, Inc., and oversees historic building reuse and preservation efforts in Hudson, New York. The Foundation’s grant-making program distributes funds to local nonprofits that share a commitment to improving the local quality of life for those who are vulnerable or in need. Eric Galloway seeks to accomplish this through a combination of cultural and social service offerings, as well as infill housing. One project the Galvan Foundation sponsored in 2013 was the proposed conversion of Hudson Armory building into the Galvan Community Center (GCC).
3. Galvan Foundation • Built in 1898, the historic three-story building is in a military style with medieval gothic features and sits on the corner of State and 5th Streets. It was used by the New York Army National Guard up until half a century ago and is now under review for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. As envisioned in the GCC plan, the building would encompass the Hudson Library and a Community Wing that would include senior center and community event space. The newly constructed office space would be made available to organizations that manage local programs in areas from education to health services. The project received the go- ahead and reached completion as the newly opened Galvan Armory in early 2016.