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    Default Fromm's Hardware

    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.

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    Ray... back in the late 60's/early 70's I taught at Coffey Jr. High with Eric Fromm, who was the son or grandson. Eric taught social studies and never wanted to go into the family hardware business. Did you know him?

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    Ray...back in the late 60's/early 70's I taught at Coffey Jr. High with Eric Fromm, who was the son or grandson. Eric never wanted to go into the family's hardware business. Did you know him?

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    I had Mr. Fromm as a teacher at Coffey.

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    Coffey alumni, there will be a reunion of former students of Coffey at the annual YAC reunion on Hines Drive on July 25th, 2010. Check here for more info. http://yacpicnic.com/

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    Old Eric Fromm had two sons, Jim and Hal. Both have passed away. I believe one of their sons was named Eric, so he would be a grandson of the 'original' Eric.

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    Eric Fromm's grave at findagrave.com
    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...GRid=42706038&

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    "You'll Find It At Fromm's"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgavrile View Post
    "You'll Find It At Fromm's"
    Yup, that was the chain's slogan, jga. Good memory!

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