Lehman’s, Kidron Ohio

lehman15If you are in northeast Ohio, you should find a way to visit Lehman’s Store in Kidron.  Founded by Jay Lehman in 1955 as a hardware store to serve the Amish community, it now is way more than a hardware store.   It has grown to include four pre-Civil War era buildings and a modern two-story building housing their outlet ceter.

Under the management of Jay’s children, Galen and Glenda, it has become a 35,000 square foot destination still selling to the Amish and also to just about everyone else.

It is a museum of Americana, a museum in which most of the exhibits are for sale.  And when you want to take a break, it has a nice cafe where a half sandwich on fresh bread easily makes a lunch.  The entrance line is framed by two antique wood stoves, just part of Jay’s extensive hardware collection around the store.

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About ralietravels

Ray and Alie (Ralie) are a retired couple who love to travel. Even during our working years, we squeezed a trip in whenever we could, often when we had to stretch the budget to do so. We have been fortunate to vacation in all 50 states, all the provinces of Canada and one territory and a little more than 50 countries. We like to drive, but we particularly love to travel back roads to find unusual sights, people, and experiences.
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9 Responses to Lehman’s, Kidron Ohio

  1. I really like old-fashioned hardware stores that have a bit of everything. This one really takes you back in time. Fun blog. –Curt

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  2. Sue Slaght says:

    I grew up in the Canadian prairies and the hardware stores always intrigued me. This one looks like a day long exploration! I love the idea of a business diversifying and being creative.

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  3. Keith & Loraine Beckman says:

    There are so very few of those things you pictured that I haven’t had experience with at some time in my life. I really had quite a chuckle going down memory lane. Thanks for the entertainment and memory visitation. That was great.

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  4. BunKaryudo says:

    Seems like it has become a bit of a tourist attraction in its own right.

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