Former home (1900s) of Horatio W. Nelson of the H. A. Nelson & Sons Co., Ltd. The company was a wholesale dealer of accessories and toys. They also manufactured wood cleaning items, such as brooms and brushes. A warehouse fire, in 1901, forced the closure of the company.
H. W. Nelson was also the director of the Molsons Bank (merging, in 1921, with the Bank of Montreal) and President of the Loan and Investments Association.