W.T. Martin Hardware

Martin Warehouse

This photo from the turn of the 20th Century show the warehouse for Martin Hardware, a long-lived Charlottesville business that still has a store on Preston Avenue.  100 years ago they had a retail store just a block down from Charlottesville Hardware on Main Street. The entrance to Martin’s was about where the entrance to the Paramount theater is today. The warehouse, however, faced Market Street in the location seen below, near the stage entrance to the theater.


Thanks to Sandy DeKay for helping sort out this one. 


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