Nurserymen of Atlanta

Here’s a sampling of city directory listings. The only ones I knew for sure were Hastings and Monroe (the road was named after the nursery)

1954

(obligatory joke about finding bush on Cheshire Bridge Road)

  • Abbey View Greenhouse 2055 Gordon Rd SW (rear). John T Petran
  • Raymond Z Adams 2410 Stewart Ave SW (also his home with Nancy)
  • Boxwood Acres Nurseries 520 Parkway Dr NE. Thelma Swann (wid Marvin)
  • Cascade Spring Greenhouses 2802 Cascade Rd SW. John H Zaring Jr (owned spring water company too, the spring house is still there)
  • Curray (George P) Nursery & Landscape Co 499 McAllister SW (2365 Sewell Rd SW home)
  • Golden State Nurseries 3616 Roswell Rd NE. Jay O and Mrs Ellen B Herring
  • HG Hastings Co
    • 434 Marietta NW, Telephone WAlnut 9464 (store and main office)
    • 64 Pryor NE, Telephone WAlnut 9464
    • 2350 Burford Hwy NE, Telephone EXchange 0377
  • Henry Grady Homes Nursery 100 Bell SE. Mrs Theresa W Bragg, teacher-in-charge
  • Monroe’s Landscape & Nursery Co 1898 Monroe Dr NE. William L Monroe (pres & treas), Jr (v-pres), Evelyn M Ellis (secretary)
  • William Moore & Co (sales office) 2140 Peachtree Rd NW
  • Geo C Newberry & Sons Nursery 2040 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE (home with Wm S)
  • Parker Nurseries 2173-75 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE. Grady W Parker (home in Chamblee)
  • Shannon Green House 1611 W Paces Ferry Rd NW. Wm W Shannon (also home)
  • Southern Bulb Co 225 Moore SE. Louise C Goldfinch (pres)
  • Symmes Nursery 3173 Roswell Rd NE. John C and Gwendolyn J (home 3198 Mathieson Dr NE)
  • Vines Greenhouse 2032 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE. J Walter Vines (hah!)
  • Wm H Wallace Landscape & Nursery Co (rear) 1825 Piedmont Rd NE (house in Decatur)
  • Young & Son Nursery Co 4285 Roswell Rd NE. Lucius E Young (also home)

1935

(wow, two on Mitchell Street!)

  • Ashford Park Nurseries 44 Broad NW R802
  • Dahl C A Co The, 150 Ponce de Leon av NE, Tels WAlnut 2937-2938; Branch 167 Peachtree NE, Tel Walnut 2935

  • Hargrove May E 1154 Euclid av NE (currently Criminal Records)
  • Hastings H G Co, 178-80 Mitchell SW, Tel Walnut 9464
  • Hines John W 3358 N Whitney ave (H)
  • Lakewood Nurseries Pryor rd RD 1
  • Log Cabin Nurseries 1110 Boulder Crest dr SE
  • Midgett Clarence K 173 Mitchell SW
  • Monroe Landscape & Nursery Co 1896 Bouldevard NE
  • Murphy Geo M 734 Boulevard NE
  • Sill Benj W 2300 Gordon rd SW
  • Sirron Nurseries 3118 Peachtree rd

1899

  • Atlanta Nurseries, 815 Equitable Building, William D Beatie proprieter, home 468 Capitol Ave (old street numbering, keep in mind at this time there were many large, fashionable houses on that block of Capitol)

The only landscape designer I know of back then, Edith H. Henderson, lived with her husband James R. Henderson, Sr. at 1028 Amsterdam Ave in the 1930’s when she was working in the garden department at Rich’s downtown and he was a salesman at Hastings Nursery. In the 1950’s, they lived at 250 Brighton Rd NE when he was a department manager at Spratlin Harrington & Co (insurance?) and she’s listed as a Landscape Architect. I get to visit her garden design at First Presbyterian Church this week at 16th and Peachtree next to the High Museum. [Update: here’s a post about my garden visit]

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