Harrison Brothers Hardware

Harrison Brothers Hardware (HMIHH)

Location: Huntsville, AL 35801 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 43.796', W 86° 35.067'

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Established 1879

Harrison Brothers, the oldest operating hardware store in Alabama, was founded in 1879 when James B. Daniel and T. Harrison opened a tobacco shop on Jefferson Street. In 1897 they purchased this building on South Side Square and expanded into the adjoining building in 1902. Both buildings were remodeled following a 1901 fire, but alterations since then have been minimal. The brothers' stock evolved from tobacco through crockery, furniture, jewelry, appliances and finally into hardware. Two generations of Harrisons ran the business before it was bought in 1984 as a preservation project by the nonprofit Historic Huntsville Foundation which operates it today. The buildings were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Year Placed1989
Placed ByAlabama Historical Commission / Historic Huntsville Foundation
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 11:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 538043 N 3843172
Decimal Degrees34.72993333, -86.58445000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 43.796', W 86° 35.067'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 43' 47.76" N, 86° 35' 4.02" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 124 Southside Square, Huntsville AL 35801, US
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