Historic Markers Across Alabama



Harrison Brothers Hardware



Marker ID: AHC 
Location: 124 Southside Square, Huntsville, AL
County: Madison
Coordinates: N 34° 43.796    W 086° 35.067
  34.72993333    -86.58445
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Harrison Brothers, the oldest operating hardware store in Alabama, was founded in 1879 when James B. Daniel & T. Harrison opened a tobacco shop on Jefferson Street. In 1897 they purchased this building on South Side Square & 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 & 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.

Erected 1989 by the Historic Huntsville Foundation







End of Harrison Brothers Hardware