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Huntington, Hopkins & Company Hardware Store Collection
MS 78  
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Description
Includes 2 folders of business records of the Huntington, Hopkins & Company Hardware Store Collection and two catalogues.
Background
In 1855, Collis P. Huntington and Mark Hopkins formed a partnership and opened a hardware store. The original Huntington-Hopkins Hardware store was located at 54 K St., and later re-numbered in 1880 to 220-222 K Street. The affairs of the Central Pacific Railroad also caused both Huntington and Hopkins to relinquish active participation in the hardware business. In 1868 the firm was reorganized with four new partners under the name of Huntington, Hopkins & Company, the names that remained until the firm was dissolved in 1891. The store was demolished and reconstructed at this site in 1970 as a result of the construction of the Interstate 5 Freeway. The building has been remodeled after the 1861-1877 exterior appearance of the store.
Extent
1 box + 2 half-boxes
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the California State Railroad Museum. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the CSRM as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.