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John Nairn established his market garden business at the end of College Street, as it was then, in 1893. In all, seven glass houses and other buildings were built over the years. The family business largely grew tomatoes, cucumbers and grapes. John Nairn retired in 1928 handing over the business to his son. He died in 1943 aged 80 years. The home of John Nairn and family is seen here from College Street. It was situated about the site of the present Nairn Crescent.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2010N_Bur291_3214
Title
Nairn residence, College Street
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Bur 291
Date
circa 1905

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Place
College Street, Palmerston North

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Taxonomy

Tags
building,
buildings,
home,
manawatu vineries,
photographs,
villa,
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