Generations of ownership, generations to come

The Shively/Glode family celebrates 90 years operating Shively Hardware


Document courtesy of Mike Glode

The 1925 bill of sale to the Shively Hardware Company. The document states the cost of the sale is $1 plus paying the bill list on the back of the document. The list can be seen on page 6.

Shively Hardware will celebrate 90 years of business this year, and owner Mike Glode remembers its beginnings through family history.

The east end of the building, Mike said, was the beginning of the store but it has since expanded to what we know now. The location on Bridge Avenue, according to Mike, was the first commercial building on this side of the river. The original general store in town, owned by J.W. Hugus, originally sat where the Snowy Mountain Brewery now sits. After the bridge was built, Hugus moved across the river, opening Hugus Hardware in that spot.

The first Shively gen...

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