Middlebury in Elkhart County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Krider Nurseries World's Fair Garden
Krider Nurseries constructed and exhibited Krider's Diversified Garden at Century of Progress International Exposition in Chicago 1933-1934. Some plants and structures were returned to Middlebury, and garden was reconstructed here 1935. After falling into decay, garden was restored by community 1995.
Founded 1896 by Vernon Krider (1876-1955), Krider Nurseries produced its first catalog 1906. Primarily regional wholesale business; also served mail-order market. Bought patent to produce and sell first thornless rose. For many years, Krider's was one of Middlebury's largest industries. Ceased operation 1990.
Erected 2001 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Middlebury Park Board, Town of Middlebury, Michiana Master Gardeners, and Elkhart County Historical Society. (Marker Number 20.2001.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 41° 40.683′ N, 85° 42.533′ W. Marker is in Middlebury, Indiana, in Elkhart County. Marker is at the intersection of Bristol Avenue and Railroad Street, on the right when traveling north on Bristol Avenue. Touch for map. Go northwest
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vernon H. Krider (within shouting distance of this marker); Krider Nurseries (within shouting distance of this marker); Dan West (within shouting distance of this marker); Middlebury World War II Roll of Honor (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Tuffs Memorial (approx. 3½ miles away); Bonneyville Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away); Chief Shipshewana Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away); Graves et al v. Indiana (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middlebury.
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Categories. • Agriculture • Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce •
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