164 MAIN ST, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
Reduced $20,000 to $29,000
Source: Coldwell Banker.
“The Village of Hoosick Falls will always have a key place in the biography of Grandma Moses. It was here that her paintings were first discovered, sitting in Thomas’ Drugstore window, and it is here that the artist is buried. For Moses herself, however, the importance of Hoosick Falls lay not in its connection to her own career, but in the village’s role in American history. Today Hoosick Falls, the closest real town to the Moses farmstead, is a sleepy hamlet, somewhat passed over by modern economic development. However, until the Great Depression, it was a bustling commercial center, its industrial potential bolstered by its situation at the confluence of the Hoosick and Walloomsack Rivers. Moses painted a number of versions of Hoosick Falls, showing the village in various seasons. Most follow the winding path of the Hoosick River, and may be based in part on old prints of the town.” Wikiart.org
Both my mother and sister and her family lived in Hoosick Falls for years. We visited often and especially enjoyed the yearly town-wide yard sale. In fact, we were interested in buying a brick home on River Road at one time. I’m glad we did not go that route. While this Carpenter Gothic house under $50,000 is tempting, the EPA issued a statement in 2015 warning residents in Hoosick Falls not to drink or cook with village water because of elevated levels of a toxic chemical found in the public water system the previous year. The chemical has been known to cause cancer and thyroid conditions, both of which my mother and sister have and continue to suffer with.
I would not live in a place where you can’t drink the water, but I just had to show you this home. The exterior of this circa 1849 beauty is wonderful! Look at the double front doors and the wonderful columns and corbels in the living room. Too bad we can’t lift the house up and plunk it down where the water is clean.
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