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R. W. Harris Store

Brad Wiegmann

Located on Winfield’s main street, the R.W. Harris Store is a general merchandise store founded in 1885. The building has its original copper framed windows, and the inside of the building is a virtual museum of the late 19th and early 20th century. Over twenty oak and glass showcases, a 1901 Bolt and Nut Bin, a 1918 eight drawer cash register, two 19th century glass and mahogany suit display cases, a one of a kind glass and mahogany hat display, thread cases, lace cases, nail scales, and pot belly stove. The warehouse is still used and has items from the late 19th century and early 20th century. Some of the items that you will find in the warehouse are old buggy spokes, an old wagon axle, wooden farm implements, tools, and gristmill. The cornerstone of the warehouse is a safe, stolen from the Harris building and recovered pre-1911.

2015 marked the 130th year of operation of this old store in historic downtown Winfield.

Hours

Seasons Open

Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. year-round