On my brief visit to Detroit's Woodlawn cemetery earlier this month, I stumbled on the grave marker of Eric Fromm, a Danish immigrant to Detroit who founded the hardware chain in 1917. I worked at the Grand River store (8760 Grand River) during high school and a year at WSU, 1953 - 1955. Great job for a young guy; learned more there than I ever did at Wayne. Here's a couple of photos.....top from about 1952, bottom the current Google view. The chain was sold to Damman Hardware about 1970.