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Page Hardware & Appliance Co. opened in 1939 and is now in its third generation of Page family ownership. Located in the historic district of Guilford, CT, Page’s anchors the shopping area surrounding the town Green. The hardwood floor and bulk nail bin you expect to see in an old-fashioned hardware store are surrounded by modern products found at today’s trend-setting retailers.

Page Hardware is part of True Value (hardware) and The New England Group (appliances) buying cooperatives. These affiliations allow us to offer you competitive prices, while maintaining the small store environment our customers love.

Customer service is our number one priority. We carry a wide variety of hardware, lawn & garden, paint, housewares, and major appliance products, including many hard to find items in every category. Our employees have over 300 years of combined experience. We are here to help you find just the right solution for your project or the perfect gift for someone special in your life. The products shown on our website only scratch the surface of what we carry in our store. We also offer a wedding registry, gift cards, True Value Rewards loyalty program, and little perks like carrying your purchase to your car. Come visit us to experience the store for yourself. There is always something you need at Page Hardware.

History

– Collins Restaurant

Built in 1857, this building has housed the post office, a general store, and then an ice cream parlor. In the early 1900s, it became a meat market and then a restaurant until it was purchased by Page Hardware in 1984

– Page Hardware Building

Built in 1858 by Mr. James Monroe, this building housed Jasper Monroe & Sons, who ran a general store. In 1875 Mr. Beverly Monroe, who became the first Treasurer of the Guilford Savings Bank, had a safe in the back of the store, which constituted the “bank” (now a small in-store museum) until 1880 when the bank was moved. At this time Mr. Monroe changed his general store into a food market.

In 1896 Mr. E.H. Butler purchased the building and moved his hardware business into the store. Mr. Butler ran the hardware store until 1939 when Mr. Harry L. Page Jr. purchased the building and business. Since then, the store has been owned and operated by the Page family.

– Guilford Trust Buildings

Built in 1912, the Guilford Trust Co. and the Guilford Savings Bank shared the same building until 1951. In 1963 the Guilford Trust Co. merged with the Second New Haven Bank and enlarged the building to its present size. In 1973 Page Hardware purchased the building from the Second New Haven Bank.

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