WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
NISSON MERCANTILE (NISSON HARDWARE)
LOCATIONSoutheast corner of Telegraph Road & Main Street in Washington, Utah.
HISTORYThis store was founded in 1877.
It was originally housed in the old Washington Relief Society Building and sold merchandise for Z.C.M.I.
The current building was built in 1917 by Calvin Hall and his wife Cenia. It has a black lava rock foundation with a full basement under the main floor. Water from springs North-East of the store was piped down to cool the motors that ran the coolers on the meat and vegetable machine. The Post office was located in the back of the store until the late 1930's. The store opened in its Telegraph & Main location in 1918.
Quentin & Gwen Nisson bought the store in 1946 after returning from World War II. Since then, he has been assisted by his sons Garth and Bob.
The store will be closed and the building torn down in early 2011 in connection with the widening of Telegraph Road.
SUU Service Learning Project assignment by Dent Cooper