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Hechinger’s exterior in Rockville
1957: Sidney Hechinger expanded his original wrecking business and lumberyard to a regional hardware chain catering to “do-it-yourself” homeowners. The Rockville store seen here opened on Memorial Day in 1957. Following Hechinger’s death in 1958, his son John and son-in-law Richard England ran the family business.
Courtesy of the Historical Society of Washington, DC.