Remembering the Case’s Hardware Fire

It has been fifty years since a disastrous fire destroyed Case’s Hardware, one of downtown Rochester’s most beloved and iconic businesses. The store burned on December 12, 1968, in what long-time residents still remember as one of the most difficult and dangerous fires ever to hit Main Street. Case’s Hardware stood on the west side of Main, just south of the bank building on the corner of Fourth Street. The business started around 1872 as Reimer & Thompson, and passed through a … [Read more...]