Believed to be the oldest surviving of four original Ace Hardware franchises in the United States, George and Olga Fogarty operated this hardware store into the 1950s. Built as a hardware store in 1883, this distinctive building was extensively remodeled in 1936 under a New Deal federal work relief program, the Modernization Credit Plan (MCP). Vitrolite structural glass facing panels were installed around the storefront display windows. The Vitrolite panels are an important character-defining feature of this Ace Hardware store’s association with Streamline Moderne.
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Valley City Ace Hardware
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