“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.
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.
Location. 34° 43.796′ N, 86° 35.067′ 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Harrison Brothers Hardware image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 24, 2008
2. Harrison Brothers Hardware
. 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); Site - Alabama’s First Constitutional Convention (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bessie (about 300 feet away); Madison County (about 300 feet away); Alabama’s Constitution And Statehood (about 300 feet away); Erected in 1835 (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
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