Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hudson in 1905: Part 72

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

GRAY'S SONS--Department Store. 547 and 549 Warren street. For years this store has been known as "Gray's," although now the original proprietor is dead and his two sons, W. I. and Arthur S. Gray, are the managers of the concern. This is the largest and oldest establishment of its kind in the city, and was first organized in the year of 1841. Great improvements have recently been introduced, some that were really needed and others that will increase the attractiveness of the store, and practically a new store has been reared at the old stand. The house deals in a complete line of house furnishing goods. The premises occupied by all the various departments comprise five stories, each floor measuring 60x120 feet, affording ample space, therefore, for the arrangement and display of the goods. This is the large, light, and busy store of Hudson, and is the headquarters for all the people. There are a large number of employees at work in the various parts of the store, and they are ever found by the public to the affable and courteous on all occasions. The Messrs. Gray are particularly fine business men, and have inherited not only the concern of their father but also his phenomenal success in the management of the business. The most important attraction at the store of R. Gray's Sons is the low prices that obtain there.

Store of R. Gray's Sons Co. from Illustrated Hudson
547-549 Warren Street today--Stair Galleries

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