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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