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Greencastle in Putnam County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Eitel's Flowers

 
 
Eitel's Flowers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 10, 2012
1. Eitel's Flowers Marker
Inscription. In 1908, John and Anna Marie Eitel established John Eitel and Son Florist on 13 acres located in the Higgert Subdivision of Greencastle. In 1913 Johnís son, Jacob Eitel opened a retail establishment on East Franklin Street. Relocating several times in the central business district over the next years, in 1945 the Eitel Family purchased the Dr. Tucker Office at 17 South Vine Street where they continue to operate today, in 2005.

John Jacob Eitel ::
Settled in Greencastle in 1908 because it was a good place to do business. Born in Bavaria, Germany, immigrated to America in 1882. Established John Eitel and Son Florist with the purchase of 3 greenhouses and property in the northeast section of Greencastle.

Jacob John Eitel ::
After apprenticeships in Indianapolis, joined his father in opening a retail outlet at Franklin and Vine Streets. Lived behind the business before moving to Melrose Avenue adjacent to the greenhouses.

Kenneth John Eitel, Sr. ::
Attended DePauw and Purdue Universities, joining Eitelís Flowers after serving in WW II. Relocated the business to the present location in 1946. Established solid business practices during the post war economic growth, as well as the turbulent 60's. Contributed to a vital courthouse square business district and community through
Plaque Photo - - "John Jacob Eitel" image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 10, 2012
2. Plaque Photo - - "John Jacob Eitel"
dedication and service.

Kenneth John Eitel, Jr. ::
Purchased Eitelís Flowers in 1980 after 16 years of service with Horace Link and Co. In Greencastle. Expanded, diversified, and transitioned the business into Eitelís Flowers and Gifts through the 1980's and 1990's. Has persevered at continuing a family heritage of contributing to vital courthouse square business district and serving the community.
 
Erected 2005 by Heritage Preservation Society.
 
Location. 39° 38.636′ N, 86° 51.814′ W. Marker is in Greencastle, Indiana, in Putnam County. Marker is at the intersection of South Vine Street and East Washington Street (U.S. 231), on the right when traveling south on South Vine Street. Click for map. Located on the "Heritage Wall". It is the top row - at the right-end of the plaques. Marker is in this post office area: Greencastle IN 46135, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cannon's Men's Wear 1891 -- 1985 (here, next to this marker); Percy Lavon Julian ( 1899--1975 ) (here, next to this marker); Eli Lilly & The Civil War ( 1861--1865 ) (here, next to this marker); Abraham Lincoln's Biography (here, next
Plaque Photo - - "Jacob John Eitel" image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 10, 2012
3. Plaque Photo - - "Jacob John Eitel"
to this marker); Prevo 1900 - 1992 (here, next to this marker); The Ancient Peoples Who Once Walked Here (here, next to this marker); Julian Family Home (here, next to this marker); Women in Greencastle History (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Greencastle.
 
Also see . . .  Eitle's Flowers - Family History (100 years) ::. (Submitted on June 11, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Persons
 
Plaque Photo - - "Kenneth John Eitel, Sr." image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 10, 2012
4. Plaque Photo - - "Kenneth John Eitel, Sr."
Plaque Photo - - "Kenneth John Eitel, Jr." image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 10, 2012
5. Plaque Photo - - "Kenneth John Eitel, Jr."
"Heritage Wall" image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 10, 2012
6. "Heritage Wall"
The Eitel Flowers Marker is on the top row - - on the Right End.
Full View - - "Heritage Wall" image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf
7. Full View - - "Heritage Wall"
Other View - - "Heritage Wall" image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, June 10, 2012
8. Other View - - "Heritage Wall"
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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