2.12.09

CITY HALL HARDWARE

CITY HALL HARDWARE,
Was located on Washington Street, Downtown, Providence.
Was one of the first department stores in the city.
It carried everything from nuts & bolts,
to pots & pans, clothing for men & women, shoes even bicycles...
you name it!! It closed in the mid 70’s.

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  1. I remember City Hall Hardware! If we were downtown and needed a hardware item, we went there.

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    1. Are there any Photos of the store you might share?

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  2. My GGranfater worked there in the 40s.

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  3. My grandfather started working their as a janitor when it first opened. Throughout the years he worked his way to the top, and became the owner. When things changed in the city he closed it. He stayed home for 2 years, but became bored and began a new job. At 80 years of age he would drive from his home on the East side of Providence 6 days a week to Railroad Salvage in Ct., where he worked as a salesman for another 6 years! His name is Ben Rosenstein (RIP).

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    1. Interesting. I looked up the store name because I just bought a cast iron skillet that still has the City Hall Hardware price tag on it. If you get this reply please email me mycastiron@gmail dot Com. Thank you

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  4. I came across a brochure that had been stamped with the hardware store's name and address. The brochure is a pristine AMERICAN FLYER TRAIN wall poster... My father lived in East Providence and bought his first train at this store.. Another flash from the past.. Thank you for allowing this post

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