Fresh look for American Hardware

T he American Hardware on Quaker Street is getting a makeover.

Owners David Linendoll and Kyle Hunter thought the store looked a little rundown, and rather than repainting it they decided to opt for a more permanent fix.

“We had been debating for a few years; the siding was pretty bad,” Linendoll said. So contractor Tim Makepeace completely stripped off the old siding down to the sheeting boards and will soon begin putting on new vinyl siding.

The building, which is over a century old, was a one-story glove factory in 1913. In 1930, Shirt Manufacturers Loewy and Sons took the building over and expanded it. Since then it was J and J Lingerie, which employed 90 women at one point, Linendoll said.

Then, in 1994, Linendoll and Hunter opened the building as a hardware store. They’ve made some changes over the years, such as adding thermal pane windows. And along with the current project they will be removing and covering every other set of large, upstairs windows, “to make it more energy efficient,” Linendoll said.

He said the siding arrived last week and was hoping the project would be complete by Labor Day weekend.



Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , ,

Lakes Region Freepress – 10/02/15

Northshire Freepress – 10/02/15

Weekender – 10/02/15

Lakes Classifieds – 10/02/15

Classifieds 09/30/15

Putortis discuss LGBTQ issues in the Church


By Dan King Being gay in the Catholic Church is not an easy thing. With Pope Francis making his first-ever […]

Karas leaves


By Dan King Whitehall Central School business manager Joe Karas has left the district, leaving Gregg Chappell, director of special […]

Dry summer takes toll on area water supplies


By Dan King and Christina Scanlon A record-dry summer has taken its toll throughout the country, and Northern Washington County is […]

New Schoony’s owners look to return to general store roots


By Christina Scanlon A 1911 photo of what is today Schoonys Country Store shows a long two-story building with expanded […]

First Friday to be frighteningly good

By Christina Scanlon The rescheduling of First Friday events at the Pember Library and Museum and the Slate Valley Museum […]

A ‘really great student’ sets her sights on goal

By Christina Scanlon Lidia Medrano-Garcia had almost forgotten about a form she’d filled out at the end of her junior […]

Keepsakes: Some valuable, some not


By Christina Scanlon They started filing in a good hour before the excitement was to begin. They carried plastic bags […]