Meyer’s Hardware

Location: 107 W. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend

Founded by Godfrey E. Meyer (1823-1901) a native of Bavaria, Germany, trained as a metal-worker who emigrated to the United States in 1853, in partnership with Gottfried Poehlman.  Specializing in roofing craftsmanship with contracts on many public buildings including the Oliver Opera House, Elkhart Opera House and the Auditorium.


In 1893 Mr. Poehlman retired and his interest purchased by John V. Meyer (1856-1920) under whose proprietorship the firm expanded into an enlarged hardware and sheet metal shop location at 107 W. Jefferson Street.


In 1930 John Meyer Dunnuck, great-grandson of the founder, entered the firm and engaged it into new fields as the first distributor in South Bend of Scott’s Lawn Products, Delta, and Skil power tools.  In 1957 the firm joined the True Value cooperative buying group.