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Eckart’s Hardware: Village’s oldest family business

Gazette Article by: Jane Lord Appeared in the Gazette: Winter 1994 Three generations of Eckarts have made nuts and bolts their business in the east Elm Street hardware store that bears their name. It is Winnetka’s oldest continuing retailer. In 1881 founder Julius Frederick Eckart came to Chicago from Germany. Trained to do frescos, he […]