than a museum, Harrison Brothers--owned and operated by Historic Huntsville Foundation and staffed with volunteers--is a living 19th century landmark
sitting serenely in the midst of downtown Huntsville. High-tech
Huntsville itself seems 100 years away as you enter the store.
Brothers, called a hardware store but really much more, is stocked
from floorboards to high ceiling in tiny numbered drawers and
on every available surface with old fashioned tools and housewares
as well as modern items.
nestled up high are reached from tall rolling ladders, the rope
elevator is hand operated, and a real pot-bellied stove helps
warm the store in winter. Nearby, a tall desk displays an untidy
mound of old invoices, catalogs and calendars, just as the last
Harrison brother left it.
Brothers is more than a glimpse of old Huntsville. It's a shoppers
delight. On the west side of the`store, a stack of antique biscuit
jars brimming with old-fashioned candies tempts youngsters of
all ages. Marbles by the scoop, cast iron cookware, locally crafted
pottery and jewelry share space with garden gadgets and gourmet
When you are searching for that perfect gift or a souvenir to
take home, Harrison Brothers is the place to visit.
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