Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School – Hudson NY


Hudson, New York’s Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School was constructed as the Chancellor Livingston High School during the Great Depression. It was constructed with federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. PWA Docket No. 3993-R.

“The new building contains special rooms for a shop, library, music, art, homemaking, science, and a cafeteria, as well as an adequate number of classrooms. It has a gymnasium and an auditorium.

The construction is fire resistive, with brick exterior bearing walls and interior steel columns and steel joists. The exterior trim is limestone and the roof is covered with slate. The cornices, railings, and the cupola are wood. The classrooms and auditorium have mastic tile floors and the gymnasium has a wood floor with a cork wainscot. All of the principal rooms have acoustic ceilings. The entrance vestibule and lobby have wainscots of marble and the corridors of terra cotta. The over-all dimensions of the building are 215 by 140 feet. It has a basement, three stories, and a storage attic.

It was completed in November 1937 at a construction cost of $456,169 and a project cost of $508,674.”

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s

Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).
We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

Location Info

Click to open Map

102 Harry Howard Ave.
Hudson, NY 12534

Coordinates: 42.254691, -73.782761

Leave a Reply

Before leaving a comment, please note that the Living New Deal does not have the resources to provide research services; the information we have on this page is likely to be all the information we have for this site. If you have additional information or photos to share with us, please send them to [email protected]. Although we can sometimes assist you here, our comments section is mainly intended for visitors to share information with one another. We are not involved in the management of New Deal sites and have no information about visits, hours or rentals.

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.