MR. BYRON PARKER--Plumber, Gas and Steam Fitter. No. 436 Warren street. In a general review of Hudson and its progressive institutions, it is quite necessary to make honorable mention of that "old reliable" plumber and gas fitter, Mr. Byron Parker. This house is the oldest of its kind in the city, having been established for thirty-five years. Mr. Parker, by personal attention to his business and energetic methods, has steadily increased his trade, until now it necessitates the help of eight skilled and careful workmen. These men are all able to take a plumbing job and do it in a neat and satisfactory manner. Some good samples of his work may be seen in the plumbing and heating system of the Court House and also of the Fireman's Home. A profitable specialty is made of job work of all sorts; the firm is also the agent for the famous Welshbach [sic] light. Mr. Parker carries a large stock of goods in his line and makes every effort to please his customers. The proprietor himself, and indeed the business, has always been closely identified with all the makes for progress and business energy in Hudson.
|436 Warren Street today--after 142 years, still Byron Parker|
The Fireman's Home mentioned was very likely this building designed by Michael O'Connor, which was constructed in 1893 and demolished in 1965.
The "Welshbach light" probably refers to a gas light with a metal filament mantle invented by Austrian scientist Carl Auer von Welsbach.