Smith & Hull Hardware

Smith Hull Hardware

This little one car garage which was once a carriage house was donated to the Franklin Grove Area Historical Society in 1997 by the Jasper family.  It was moved to the site from one mile north of  Franklin Grove.  It is called Smith & Hull in memory of Adeline Smith Jaspers family.  Smith & Hull was a successful hardware / implement dealership in Franklin Grove during the early part of the 20th century.

It is presently used to house the very large collection of old tools owned by Wilbur Hartzell.  Wilbur displays these tools during the Summer Harvest Festival and during other events.  If you stop by sometime when the display is open, I'm sure you will be delighted with what you see.