Frank K. Walsh was my grandfather and was also the fire commissioner in Hudson. His wife, my grandmother, said that the prostitutes in the area were their best customers. She said they always paid in cash and were very polite. She said the more prominent people in town (doctors, lawyers, etc.) were the people that always ran up credit at the store, and they had to constantly ask them for payment. The store was on the corner of 3rd and Diamond Street on the site that became Nabozny Press. My grandmother was Belle Guertin, the daughter of Casimir N. Guertin who also was the proprietor of a grocery store at 345 Warren Street in the late 1800s.
|345 Warren Street today--Mary Mullane Real Estate|