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Melbourne in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hodgson Home and Drugstore

 
 
Hodgson Home and Drugstore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, January 21, 2014
1. Hodgson Home and Drugstore Marker
Inscription. The Hodgson Brothers (John, Alexander and Henry) settled in Eau Gallie in 1883, coming here from Canada. They operated a general store and boat ways at the south end of Houston Street and at one time ran a small steamboat line. This building was erected about 1910 by John E. M. Hodgson for his second wife, Dr. Sarah Hodgson. She had her offices and examining rooms upstairs and a drugstore downstairs. Florence Hodgson, a niece, later remodeled the building to make it her retirement home. The large drugstore window overlooking Young Street was removed as were the heavy corner doors of the drugstore.
 
Location. 28° 7.625′ N, 80° 37.469′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is at the intersection of Young Street and Houston Street, on the right when traveling east on Young Street. Touch for map. The city of Eau Gallie mentioned on the marker became part of Melbourne in the 1960s. Marker is at or near this postal address: 473 Young Street, Melbourne FL 32935, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gen. John B. Castleman House (within shouting distance of this marker); Hodgson Brothers Store and Boatways (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Breckenridge Landing
Hodgson Home and Drugstore image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, January 21, 2014
2. Hodgson Home and Drugstore
The marker is to the far right in this view, underneath the tree.
(about 300 feet away); Site of First Houston Homestead (about 300 feet away); Highland and St. Clair Street (about 400 feet away); Eau Gallie Yacht Club (about 500 feet away); Houston Pioneer Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Twin Oaks (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Melbourne.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Hodgson Home and Drugstore Rear image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, January 21, 2014
3. Hodgson Home and Drugstore Rear
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2014, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 21, 2014, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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