News

A page from our history

 

The original Menlo Park Hardware store was facing El Camino Real at the corner of Santa Cruz Avenue and "catered to building and farming needs of the community," according to "Menlo Park: Beyond the Gate" by historians Michael Svanevik and Shirley Burgett.

The store was founded by J. William Ryan and opened June 15, 1924; in 1928, younger brother Dominic Ryan joined the business as a partner, they write.

The brothers are shown in this 1929 photo.

The store, which over the years was run by a new generation of the family, eventually moved to 700 Santa Cruz Ave., where it remains today under new ownership.

(Photo: Menlo Park Historical Association.)

Comments

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Global Warming Diet
By Laura Stec | 6 comments | 1,367 views

Couples: "Taming Your Gremlin" by Richard Carson
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,265 views

Preparing for kindergarten
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 713 views

Let's Talk Internships
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 281 views

 

Race is tomorrow!

On Friday, September 21, join us at the Palo Alto Baylands for a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run, or—for the first time—half marathon! All proceeds benefit local nonprofits serving children and families.

Learn More