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John Millen, of Bristol, Wisconsin, founded John Millen Hardware in Wilmette, Illinois in the spring of 1908, just after what at the time was regarded as the world’s greatest economic depression. The store was located at 605 W. Railroad Avenue (later named West Main Street, and finally Greenbay Road).

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From top-notch tools to expert advice, we’ve got your DIY and home improvement needs covered! Our services are tailored to meet your every need. Trust us as your local experts and one-stop-shop for convenience, quality, and unmatched expertise in all things hardware! 

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