Manning Brothers General Merchandise, a hardware and farm supply store in Middlesex, North Carolina, has occupied the same building for over 100 years. Since 2010, a mural has adorned the building’s side, depicting a farmer and mule in a tobacco field.
Drive to 10237 S Nash Street, Middlesex NC, park in the large lot next to Manning Brothers, and the mural is easy to spot.
Hanging inside the hardware/farm store is a painting of the farmer and mule that served as the model for the mural’s painter, who signed “Cortés 5/10”.
While in the store, pick up any hardware, plants, seed, or supplies needed. They have a wide variety of goods.
Visit this quaint town in Nash County and take a look at this rural mural. Walk around the small town and check out the other unique local shops, or pick up groceries at Middlesex Grocery — which occupies the space next to Manning Brothers.
For more on the Town of Middlesex, visit townofmiddlesexnc.org.