937 Washington Street Durham, NC 27701
M-F 8-6 Sat. 8-5 Closed on Sunday
Stone Brothers & Byrd opened its doors in 1910 with the mission to serve the needs of the Durham area’s small farmers. Seed, fertilizer and small machinery were sold and often bartered, and credit was extended to provide farmers time to sell their crops before payment was due. Remembering the old days, at the age of 83 Mr. H. R. Byrd in 1977 said, “We sold wagons and buggies, harness, mowing machines, churns, stoves, harrows and a lot of supplies for the garden and farm. We would swap merchandise for corn, wheat and chickens. We handled a world of country meat, wheat, oats and eggs.” The business served a need in the Durham community and it prospered. Farmers felt a kinship with the Stone brothers and Mr. Byrd due to the caring service and excellent products.