GM finally has the Flash swipe trick back in action for this week’s Now and a Long Time Ago! Today, GM is checking in with an old, old Georgetown family company; one that is still open too boot.
That store is W. T. Weaver and Sons Hardware. This is a store that GM has already profiled on Not So Long Ago when he compared the current facade with how it stood in 1993. Today, GM goes back a lot further. This photo is from 1926.
The Weaver family started the store in 1889. Four generations later, and the store is still open, although it ceased providing general hardware merchandise in the 1990s. It moved upstairs and now sells high-end plumbing fixtures.
One more interesting thing about the Weavers: according to city records, they still own the large surface parking lot on Prospect. GM has heard rumors that the lot was sold to a developer (and that that developer beat out Eastbanc for the property). But as of today, city records reflect no ownership change for the lots.