“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Harrison Brothers Hardware

Established 1879

Harrison Brothers Hardware Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, May 24, 2008
1. Harrison Brothers Hardware Marker
Inscription.  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.
Erected 1989 by Alabama Historical Commission / Historic Huntsville Foundation.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
Location. 34° 43.796′ N, 86° 35.067′ 
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W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Southside Square and Franklin Street Southeast, on the right when traveling east on Southside Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 Southside Square, Huntsville AL 35801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tallulah Bankhead / I. Schiffman Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Site The Huntsville Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Constitution Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site - Alabama’s First Constitutional Convention (about 300 feet away); Where Alabama Entered the Union (about 300 feet away); Madison County (about 300 feet away); Alabama’s Constitution And Statehood (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
Harrison Brothers Hardware image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Carr, May 24, 2008
2. Harrison Brothers Hardware
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,568 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 21, 2024