Historic Markers Across Florida

Hodgson Home and Drugstore

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Location: 473 Young Street, Melbourne, FL
County: Brevard
Coordinates: N 28° 7.625    W 080° 37.469
  28.12708333    -80.62448333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


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.