City honors century old Stucky Brothers

The first Stucky Brothers location was built in Woodburn Ind.
Mayor Tom Henry read a proclamation and presented the business with a key to the city.
Mayor Tom Henry read a proclamation and presented the business with a key to the city.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) In 1914, three brothers opened a store selling tractors and other farm equipment in Indiana. One hundred years later the company is still selling appliances, electronics and bedding.

Stucky Brothers celebrated its 100th Anniversary Wednesday at its location on 5601 Coldwater Rd. Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry presented a key to the city to the present owner and president Jim Benninghoff in honor of the company’s service to the community over the years.

The first Stucky Brothers opened in Woodburn, Indiana. The three brothers Chris, Elmer and Joseph Stucky opened a second store in 1924 in New Haven. The first Fort Wayne location was opened in 1932 on East Washington Boulevard which is now home to One Summit Square which was recently renamed Indiana Michigan Power Center.

Over the years, the location moved various times throughout the city and it finally landed on its current location in 1979.

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