448 Habib's Store
The core of this building is one of the row of clapboard cottages built in the 1860s to house employees of the Canada Glass Works. (They can be seen on the right of the painting by James Duncan on the front cover of the printed version of this publication.) Camille Habib sold goods from a horse and buggy between Montreal and Hudson before settling in this permanent location. It has been operated as a store by the Habib family for 80 years, only recently closing. The building to the right in the old photograph was the Hudson Post Office, operated by George Matthews who named it after his wife, Eliza Hudson.