100 year old Chicago Hardware store

Tucked just under the train tracks 1 block east of Lake street-
in the meat packing district-
is a teensy hardware store that is untouched by time.
Rubber boots to shovels, half of their stock has been on the shelf for (what appears to be)
several decades at least.

It reminds me of my dad's garage when we were kids growing up in Beardstown, Illinois.
It was called "Surratt's Auto Service"... and had a similiar patina.

If you consider a thick coat of dust patina

I hope they never change.

Shawn Underwood said...

Wow. Hardware heaven!! LOVE

Great pics too!


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