Friday, October 19, 2012

Hudson in 1905: Part 53

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

ANDREW WHALEN--Dealer in Staple and Fancy Groceries. No. 8 South Third street. Mr. Whalen is the proprietor of a large and growing business in the grocery line. He has been established here for ten years, and is enjoying a large trade from a fine class of customers, as is natural with such an old and well established business. This success is also due to the fine stock of goods which he carries; it is constantly fresh and the purest to be had. The store is well located and well known, as is also the genial proprietor for his faithfulness to business and efforts to give his customers reliable foods at the most reasonable prices.

8 South Third Street today--the parking lot behind Steiner's Sports

1 comment:

  1. The present parking lot site for Steiner's was also the site of two storefronts that were demolished for parking in the 1960 's or 70's.
    The storefront on the corner of the alley & N3rd was for a Mr. Miller aka "Lake", for his tin shop & business.
    Between Miller's tin shop & Steiner's (a fromer super market, Empire Grocery Store) was a clothing shop, N. Smith's.
    The structures were a wooden clapboard front, with Mr. Smith & family living above his clothing store.
    Also the building across the street, I believe it was the former tea room, recently sold & soon to be a restaurant, was at one time a furniture makers shop up till sometime in the 1950's.
    I can still see the men working & smell the wood stains being applied to the pieces.