Columbus, Ohio A.D. Farrow Harley-Davidson holds the longevity record in the United States, selling Harleys without interruption since 1912, a total of ,ore than 101 years. Alfred D. Farrow and his wife, Lillian, opened the original Harley-Davidson dealership in Nelsonville. By 1924, they moved their operation to Columbus and took over a dealership on N. 4th Street. A year later, it moved to 844 E. Main St. Mr. Farrow died in 1927, and his wife carried on the business, moving it to its current location at 491 W. Broad St. in Franklinton in 1941.
The dealership survived the Great Depression, World War II and business uncertainty at Harley-Davidson during the late 1960s and the 1970s, including an increase in foreign competition and a disastrous merger with AMF. The Farrow family sold the dealership to Al and Pat Doerman in 1983. They expanded it during their tenure, opening another location in Pataskala. In 2002, Bob Althoff bought the A.D. Farrow dealership. He opened a third location in 2007 at the Sunbury exit off I-71.