Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Friday, June 24, 2016


September 29, 1965, Appleton Post-Crescent
This hardware store might not have looked exactly as described in the above article, but this is what it evolved to in the late '70s/early '80s.  I remember many the day, going in that back door that fronted Broad Street to have the lawn mower repaired or to enter the store proper for some part.  Thinking back on it, compared to today's big box hardware retailers, the intimacy and compact nature of the store certainly evokes another era, one that seems to be gone forever.

1 comment:

  1. I use only a local hardware store where I live today in Palo Alto, CA and delight in an elderly gentleman (1 or 2 years older than me) who knows his inventory and can take me right to my item. Last week I bought 2 individual lock washers for 4 cents each. Our conversation (he wasn't very busy) was free.
    Jim Krahenbuhl