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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 was demolished in 1958, to make way for residential growth in the Awapuni area. Myrtle Nairn is shown on the right in the tomato glasshouse.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2010N_Bur341a_3250
Title
Nairn market garden, College Street
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Bur 341a
Date
circa 1920 to circa 1929

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College Street, Palmerston North

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agriculture,
buildings,
manawatu vineries,
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