Lansing in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Michigan Retail Hardware Association
With the philosophy, "in union there is strength", twenty Michigan hardware retailers convened in Detroit on July 9, 1895, and organized the Michigan Retail Hardware Association. Frank S. Carlton of Calumet was elected the first president. The group worked toward the enactment of state and national legislation on behalf of the retail, wholesale and manufacturing trades. The first success was the passage in 1897 of a state mechanics lien law.
Hardware retailers in attendance at the association's organizational meeting in 1895 were: R. B. Bloodgood, C. F. Bock, L. B. Brockett, F. S. Carlton, Thomas Harvey, George W. Hubbard, T. Frank Ireland, H. C. Minnie, J. H. Moyes, John Popp, J. B. Sperry, N. B. Wattles, Henry C. Weber, S. L. Boyce & Son, Casper Gnau & Company, Edwards & Chamberlin, Foster, Stevens Company, John W. Jochim Company, McDonnell Hardware and Scott Brothers & Delisle.
Erected 1991 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number S0628.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 42° 41.33′ N, 84° 32.312′ W. Marker is in Lansing, Michigan, in Ingham County Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4414 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Lansing MI 48910, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Malcolm X Homesite (approx. 1½ miles away); Roswell Everett / Roswell Everett House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mt. Hope Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); REO Motor Car Company / REO Clubhouse (approx. 2.1 miles away); Grand Trunk Depot (approx. 2.3 miles away); I-496 Olds Freeway (approx. 2.7 miles away); Olds Returns to Lansing (approx. 2.7 miles away); Michigan Sheriffs' Association (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lansing.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Notable Events •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan. 3. submitted on May 30, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.