Sunday, September 30, 2012

Hudson in 1905: Part 34

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

GUERNSEY & TERRY COMPANY--General Dry Goods and Carpets. No. 559 Warren street. This is the oldest business of its kind in the city, and has been in successful operation for over sixty-one years. It has been in the same location for the past fifty-nine years, and is the most familiar spot in the city of Hudson. It has become a veritable landmark to the shoppers, who have always relied upon the quality of purchases that are made at the Guernsey & Terry Company. The manager of the business is Mr. L. G. Guernsey, Mr. Terry having died some five years ago. A large and well assorted supply of all kinds of dry goods and notions is carried, including such goods as carpets, mattings, window shades, linoleums, crex carpets, lace curtains, rugs, etc. The best of attention and service is extended to all those who make this store their headquarters, as five persons are engaged to wait upon the trade. The greatest satisfaction and the lowest prices prevail in this store.

559 Warren Street today--the western half  of the Bank of America building

The building where Guernsey & Terry was located
Gossips Note: The "crex carpets" which were part of the merchandise at Guernsey & Terry were rugs woven from the native prairie grasses that grew in Crex Meadows in Wisconsin. The website of the Living Fossil Foundation, from which the picture below was taken, provides a history of the Crex Carpet Company.

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