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Weiders Hardware Started Reining in Business in 1879

Weiders Hardware has been serving the Rochester, N.Y., market since 1879.
Weiders Hardware has been serving the Rochester, N.Y., market since 1879.

The roots of Weiders Hardware stretch back, way back, to a time when the Civil War had only ended 14 years earlier.

It was in 1879 when Phillip Weider opened his horse-and-harness supply business on Spring Street in downtown Rochester, N.Y. Flash forward to today, with additional Weiders Hardware stores in Honeoye Falls and Brighton, N.Y.

Yeah, of course, a lot has changed since the beginning. Back when the business was founded, Rutherford B. Hayes was president and the United States consisted of only 38 states. Henry Ford’s Model T was still three decades in the future, writes Alan Morrell in the Democrat & Chronicle.

“It’s been 138 years, consecutive,” said Ned Green, who owns Weiders Hardware. There’s a lot of history here, so buckle up.

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