Hills House makeover begins

HUDSON – Members of the Historical Society and rotary club braved rain and sun last weekend to start painting the Hills House.

About 15-20 people helped scrape, prime and paint the home’s first floor June 26-27, society member David Alukonis said.

The group “accomplished quite a bit,” he said.

It’s been at least 15 years since the historical home’s exterior was painted, he said.

The goal is to eventually paint the second floor, which has brown shingles. However some of the shingles may need to be replaced and one whole side of the house may need new shingling, Alukonis said.

The home is owned by the School District, but is used by the Hudson Historical Society. The Hills House was built in 1890 as a summer house for Alfred Hills. The grounds also home to the annual Old Home Days celebration and the historical society’s Harvest Fest.