Friday, September 7, 2012

Hudson in 1905: Part 12

The following is an excerpt from the booklet Illustrated Hudson, N.Y., published in 1905.

TILLY [sic] & ALDCROFTT--Merchant Tailors and Clothiers. Corner Warren and Fourth Sts. This well-know firm has been established in business here since the year 1856. Its name has become a by-word for the best of everything produced in their particular line. Clothes secured at Tilly & Aldcroftt's fit well, look well and wear well. Complaints are an unknown quantity at their place of business, for they do not give their patrons the smallest chance to utter a syllable of dissatisfaction. Some twenty or more skilled and experienced workmen are employed by this house, all of whom are artists in their line. The store is large and well adapted to the finest display of goods. The proprietors take special pleasure in showing samples and having prospective buyers look over their goods. The lowest prices are quoted, and all work is guaranteed to give the utmost satisfaction. The good will of the managers is extended to all the patrons of the house.

Tilley & Aldcroftt before 1888

Fourth & Warren today--Hedstrom & Judd and Face Stockholm


  1. It would be interesting to see an interim photograph of the building before Face Stockholm bought it and Rapp Construction did the handsome storefronts. It was quite an eyesore as I remember.

    1. Say no more, Jennifer. There is such a picture on this blog: This post compares the building at three points in time: pre-1888, in the early 1990s, and since the restoration.

    2. The new storefront is a hugh plus but is more a fantasy than an actual restoration. Not unlike other historic reinventions taking place here in town.

  2. My husbands Grandfather Richard Aldcroft was the son of the Aldcroftt of Tilley and Aldcroftt fame ! - I would love to know if you could steer us in the right direction to find out more about this man please