Established 1879Harrison 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.
|Placed By||Alabama Historical Commission / Historic Huntsville Foundation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 11:06pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 538043 N 3843172|
|Decimal Degrees||34.72993333, -86.58445000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 43.796', W 86° 35.067'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 43' 47.76" N, 86° 35' 4.02" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 124 Southside Square, Huntsville AL 35801, US|
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