George S. Hannah opened a clothing store in 1912 at 213 W. Main Street in Johnson City, Tenn. The store became one of the prominent businesses in the city. In 1925, the store was incorporated as Hannah’s, Inc. For many years, the store was co-owned by Ferrell B. Hannah and Harry Smith, who retired in 1969. At that time, Morrell Lacy became president of the board of directors. Kenneth Lacy (Pam Lacy Lancaster’s father) began working in the family business in 1969 and led the store’s move from downtown Johnson City about 1970 to the Mall. The Mall store was eventually operated by Tommy Darden, and the name was changed to Darden’s. The downtown store continued to operate until closing on August 15, 1980.
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The Hannah’s, Inc. Records consist of business records of the Johnson City clothing store and include stockholder meeting minutes and other corporation records, financial records, newsclippings, sales and account records, store ledgers, blueprint drawings for a Hannah’s Men’s Store at the Mall in Johnson City, and a photograph.