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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. The business can be seen just prior to demolition in 1958, to make way for residential growth in the Awapuni area. The Nairn home can be seen in the background.

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2008P_OSP_BUI_2055
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Manawatu Vineries glass houses, College Street
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IMCA Outsize Photograph Collection

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College Street, Palmerston North

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