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Hanscom Park Flower Garden

 
 
Hanscom Park Flower Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 16, 2012
1. Hanscom Park Flower Garden Marker
Inscription.

Land for Hanscom Park was donated in 1872 by Andrew J. Hanscom and James Megeath. Improvements including flower beds, lakes, cascades and fountains greatly changed the siteís rugged character. In time, the park was referred to as “one of the four most beautiful parks in the United States.”

The flower garden and original greenhouse date back to the early 1890ís. The 1892 Park Commissionerís Report related that “a belt of pine trees was planted on the northwest side of the park which when grown will have a charming effect. This northwest portion of the park since being decorated with flowers is becoming more attractive.”

The Joslyn Conservancy was moved to the park from the Joslyn estate in 1913. The Victorian-style “hot-house” was a focal point until 1968, when the present greenhouses were constructed. The greenhouse complex produces flowers for all of Omahaís city parks.

[Photos of]
Looking south toward the Joslyn Conservancy, September 19, 1917.
Looking north through the center of the garden, September 21, 1914.
Motoring through the garden, September 25, 1913. The house at the right is the Ford birthsite.
 
Erected by City of Omaha.
 
Location. 41° 14.628′ 
Hanscom Park Flower Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 16, 2012
2. Hanscom Park Flower Garden Marker
Looking southeast into the park
N, 95° 57.604′ W. Marker is in Omaha, Nebraska, in Douglas County. Marker is on 32nd Avenue near Hickory Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in Hamscom Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1613 32nd Avenue, Omaha NE 68105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The City of Omaha, Nebraska (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); President Gerald R. Ford (about 600 feet away); First Lady Betty Ford (about 600 feet away); Territory and State of Nebraska (about 700 feet away); Birthsite of Gerald R. Ford (about 700 feet away); Hanscom Park Lagoon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Congregation of Israel - 1884 (approx. 1.1 miles away); On The Wings of Angels 9/11 Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Omaha.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hanscom Park, Omaha Park and Rec. (Submitted on July 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Hanscom Park Neighborhood Association. (Submitted on July 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEnvironmentMan-Made Features
 
Background Photo on Hanscom Park Flower Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa post/1912
3. Background Photo on Hanscom Park Flower Garden Marker
Joslyn Conservatory in background. From Bostwick-Frohardt Collection, courtesy of KMTV and Western Heritage Museum
Photo on Hanscom Park Flower Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, September 19, 1917
4. Photo on Hanscom Park Flower Garden Marker
Bostwick-Frohardt Collection, courtesy of KMTV and Western Heritage Museum
Photo on Hanscom Park Flower Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, September 21, 1914
5. Photo on Hanscom Park Flower Garden Marker
Bostwick-Frohardt Collection, courtesy of KMTV and Western Heritage Museum
Photo on Hanscom Park Flower Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, September 25, 1913
6. Photo on Hanscom Park Flower Garden Marker
Bostwick-Frohardt Collection, courtesy of KMTV and Western Heritage Museum
<i>Flower Garden, Hanscom Park, Omaha, Neb.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
7. Flower Garden, Hanscom Park, Omaha, Neb.
<i>Hanscom Park, Omaha, Neb.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1925
8. Hanscom Park, Omaha, Neb.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   7, 8. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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