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Teas Nursery Company

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, November 4, 2018
1. Teas Nursery Company Marker
Inscription.  Teas Nursery Company traces its history to 1843, when John C. Teas (1827-1907) began selling apples out of his back yard in Indiana. After moving the business to Missouri in 1868, Teas became a nationally prominent horticulturist.

In 1908 his son, horticulturist Edward Teas, Sr. (1870-1951), met developer W. W. Baldwin who was then planning the community of Westmoreland Farms and the town of Bellaire in southwest Harris County. Baldwin hired Teas to execute the planting designs for Bellaire Boulevard and adjacent streets.

Teas started work in Bellaire early in 1909. The next year, he moved his family from Missouri to this site and opened Teas Nursery Company. Initially specializing in the sale of fruit trees and flowering shrubs and plants, the business was later expanded to include landscaping services.

The company's early projects included the landscaping of Rice Institute (now Rice University) and the River Oaks subdivision. By 1951 Teas Nursery had planted over one million trees in the Houston area. Edward Teas died the same year, leaving ownership of the nursery to his descendants.
 
Erected
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By Brian Anderson, November 4, 2018
2. Teas Nursery Company Marker
1993 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10788.)
 
Location. 29° 42.38′ N, 95° 27.051′ W. Marker is in Bellaire, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Bellaire Boulevard and Newcastle Drive, on the right when traveling west on Bellaire Boulevard. The marker is located within Evelyn's Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4400 Bellaire Boulevard, Bellaire TX 77401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Texan Capture of Mexican Dispatches (approx. 0.8 miles away); City of West University Place (approx. one mile away); Bellaire Presbyterian Church (approx. one mile away); Bellaire Streetcar Line (approx. one mile away); Bellaire (approx. 1.1 miles away); Astrodome (approx. 2.9 miles away); Forum of Civics of River Oaks Garden Club (approx. 3.2 miles away); Holcombe House (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bellaire.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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