A History of Revival
Over the last 100 years, Hudson, MA has endured fires, floods and economic hardship, but this gutsy little town has always come back stronger. Today Hudson's courageous community is enjoying yet another revival. Its beautifully preserved mill buildings are making way for new tenants, while maintaining the traditional town values of hard work and perseverance remain.
From around 1850 until the last shoe factory burned down in 1968, Hudson was known as a "shoe town." At it's peak, the town was home to seventeen shoe factories. Powered by the Assabet River, which runs through town and run by the immigrants attracted to this picturesque and industrious town. The diversity of the Portuguese, Irish, French, Italian, English, and Greek immigrants can be seen in the restaurants and cultural activities in town.
While some light manufacturing remains in Hudson, the town is now primarily residential.