Henne Hardware (1893) – D60

246 West San Antonio Street – This is the oldest running hardware business in Texas. Louis Henne, Jr. founded his business in 1857, which he expanded with the construction of this building in 1983. The two-story building, constructed by local contractor Christian Herry, includes a full basement with a 46-foot deep well. Original wooden floors, pressed tin ceilings and decorative custom-made fixtures enhance the interior and compliment the ornate Victorian-style exterior. The metal cornice was purchased from the Mesker Brothers Iron Works of St. Louis. The front facade was remodeled in 1910 and paid for by Winchester Arms.

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