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Hodgson Brothers Store and Boatways

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Location: South end of Houston Street, on shore of Eau Gallie River.
County: Brevard
Coordinates: N 28° 7.58    W 080° 37.49
  28.12633333    -80.62483333
Waymark: None


Alexander R. Hodgson, H. U. Hodgson and John Edwin Hodgson, brothers, together with their families, came to Eau Gallie about 1883. They founded the Hodgson Brothers Mercantile business at this location in the 1890´s. They later added a marine ways and machine shop.

For a number of years the Hodgsons operated a small steamboat in connection with their business, as well as having an orange grove on the south side of the Eau Gallie River.

When John Edwin Hodgson died in June, 1918, the whole town turned out for the

funeral held in St. Johns Episcopal Church.

Every business in Eau Gallie closed for the occasion.

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