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The Templin-Bradley Company

Penny Packet Seeds

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
1. The Templin-Bradley Company Marker
Inscription.  In 1907, the Templin-Bradley Company’s Children’s Flower Mission was developed in response to the Cleveland Public Schools Horticulture Program, supplying seed packets for 1 cent each — commonly referred to as Penny Packet Seeds. This earned the company a reputation for being the nation’s largest distributor of seeds for school garden programs. Although only nine varieties of plants were offered, interest was so great that nearly 50,000 packages were sold during the first year with no expense to the public-school teachers. With great success realized in the local school gardening program, interest grew exponentially across the nation and programs began in other cities. For fifty years, the Templin-Bradley Company sold flower and vegetable seeds at low costs to student members of garden groups throughout the country, cultivating many generations of gardeners.
 
Erected 2015 by the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization and The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 114-18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio
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By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
2. The Templin-Bradley Company Marker
It is to the right of the mobile sculpture, “Garden Mirrors,” by Steve O’Hearn.
History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 29.124′ N, 81° 43.532′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on Detroit Avenue (Alternate U.S. 6) west of West 54th Street, on the right when traveling west. It is at the Templin-Bradley Lofts building in the Gordon Square Arts District in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5700 Detroit Ave, Cleveland OH 44102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. LGBT Civil Rights Movement (approx. 0.8 miles away); John W. Heisman Birth Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. John’s Episcopal Church (approx. one mile away); Saint Ignatius High School (approx. one mile away); Welcome to Monroe Street Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ohio City / Monroe Street Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Market Square (approx. 1.1 miles away); Irish Famine Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
 
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The Templin-Bradley Company, now The Templin-Bradley Lofts image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
3. The Templin-Bradley Company, now The Templin-Bradley Lofts
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on July 20, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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