Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Redwood City time machine.
Cool building loved its doors.
It called my name from around the block.
Listed as a “Memorable Fire” in Redwood City Fire department's website: October 10, 1954 | Holmquist Hardware [source: redwoodcityFD]
Rudolph Holmquist …had Operated Hardware Store on Main St. 45 Years Before His Retirement in 1940 Mr. Holmquist, a native of Sweden, owned and operated the Holmquist Hardware Co. for 45 years before retiring in 1940 and turning the business over to a son, H. E. (Rowdy) Holmquist. Mr Holmquist established the firm in 1895 when he bought out T. J. McNamara. For two years the store was located on the west side of Main St., but in 1897 was moved to its present address at 875 Main St. [source]