Published on September 20, 2016
1. Eric Galloway
2. When he is not involved with responsibilities as president of the Lantern Organization, Inc., T. Eric Galloway works to make life better for residents of Hudson, New York. Eric Galloway cofounded the Galvan Foundation, which offers grants and undertakes a range of projects to serve the community. One of these projects is the Galvan Community Center in the historic Hudson Armory building. The armory is a three-story Gothic military building designed by Isaac G. Perry. The original construction dates back to 1898. The New York State Army National Guard occupied the building until the 1960s.
3. The building is currently under review by the National Register of Historic Places. The conversion project will turn the 12,000-square-foot drill hall into a new home for the Hudson Library. This new space will focus on programs for early learners and adults. In addition, the rear of the building, which is comprised of 3,000 square feet, will be developed into office space. New construction will provide more than 6,000 square feet of total space. The former officers club will become the Community Wing, which will boast a community event space and a senior center.