FRANK K. WALSH--Groceries. At the corner of Third and Diamond streets. Telephone, Columbia 156. For the past twenty-two years the above enterprise has been identified with the business interests of the city, and has been under the management of a man perfectly capable of carrying on and increasing constantly the trade of the store. The headquarters of the business are located in one of the best trade sections of the town, where a great many transient customers are gained. Mr. Walsh carries a large stock, consisting of heavy and fancy groceries, teas, coffees, spices, vegetables, and canned and bottled goods, provisions, etc., and is prepared at all times to supply his patrons under the most favorable conditions, since he keeps himself entirely familiar with the demands of the markets. The business done requires the services of two men in the store and one on the wagon to see to the delivery of orders, which are taken care of with the greatest promptness and accuracy. Mr. Walsh is a native resident of Hudson.
|The corner of Third and Diamond [now Columbia] streets today|
Here's the rationale. According to the Hudson directory for 1905, Frank L. Walsh lived at 27 North Third Street--a house that like whatever stood on the corner is now gone. Walsh's house would have been on the west side of Third Street north of Diamond Street. I liked the idea of the diligent and attentive grocer living right next door to his store.