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2018-11-08 / Editorial

Out of the Past


PALMER’S GREENHOUSE — William J. Palmer of Palmer’s Greenhouse operated several greenhouses in Lancaster, including the one pictured. His company is said to have been the largest greenhouse complex in the world, with fresh flowers shipped by rail daily to New York City markets. Photo from “Lancaster Memories: A Pictorial History” and courtesy of Mary Jo Monnin and Dick Young PALMER’S GREENHOUSE — William J. Palmer of Palmer’s Greenhouse operated several greenhouses in Lancaster, including the one pictured. His company is said to have been the largest greenhouse complex in the world, with fresh flowers shipped by rail daily to New York City markets. Photo from “Lancaster Memories: A Pictorial History” and courtesy of Mary Jo Monnin and Dick Young 125 Years Ago
Nov. 9, 1893

• Mr. William B. Dimick recently sold twelve lots on Transit Road and side streets for the Depew Heights Land Company for $3,000.

• Thieves in the country districts are numerous, and not at all particular what they steal. One of them entered a farmer’s potato patch near East Aurora the other night and stole 30 bushels.

• In the past four months, the period of tight money and lack of confidence, the number of lots that the Depew Improvement Company has sold is 168. These lots were all low-priced ones, some selling as high as $28 a foot, but a fair average on the total number would be $17 a foot. Besides the 168 lots sold, 57 completed houses were also disposed of, and architect George Metzger has nearly completed his 116 houses that he contracted to build. The price of these houses will average $1,100.

• About 4 o’clock Tuesday morning, fire was discovered in the general merchandise store of Lockwood & Co. at Crittenden, and before the contents could be removed, the whole structure was destroyed. The flames spread to the barn, which, with all its contents, including three cows and two horses, were burned, as was the house of Larry Griffin. The loss of the store and barn was $5,000, and on the house $1,000, partly covered by insurance.

• The old saying, “United we stand, divided we fall,” will apply as aptly to communities as to individuals. The motto ought to be thoroughly impressed upon the mind of every resident of Lancaster.

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