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Miller's Hardware   For decades its been the place to shop for all your hardware needs

Miller's Hardware had its beginnings as a Ben Franklin 5 and 10 cent store.  Robert R. Miller opened the Ben Franklin in 1940 across the street from the Colony Theater.  In 1944 he sold the Ben Franklin store and purchased a 50 by 50 foot building on Fairbanks Avenue and started Miller's Hardware.

In 1962, after the death of Robert R. Miller, Robert (Bob) A. Miller and Cliff Canada purchased the store and operated the Miller's Hardware as partners.  Cliff sold his interest to Bob in 1984.

Currently Steve, Bob's son, operates Miller's Hardware which is Winter Park's oldest continuously operated family-owned business.

 
Photo of Ben Franklin 5 and 10 cent store from 1940 to 1944.

Ben Franklin 5 and 10 cent store from 1940 to 1944.

Miller's Hardware in 1952. Miller's Hardware in 1952.
Photo of Bob Miller in front of Miller's Hardware in the 1960's. Bob Miller in front of Miller's Hardware in the 1960's.
Photo of Miller's Hardware in 1946. Miller's Hardware in 1946
Baking contest held in 1952 to raise funds for the Winter Park Memorial Hospital. Baking contest held in 1952 to raise funds for the Winter Park Memorial Hospital.
Photo of Miller's Hardware 2001. Miller's Hardware 2001.


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