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Fairmount Park Neighborhood Association January Newsletter 2019

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Fairmount Park Neighborhood May 2018 Newsletter

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Fairmount Park Neighborhood Association January 2018 Newsletter

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Fairmount Park Neighborhood Pollination Garden

The FPNA presented our proposal for a pollination garden to be planted on the vacant city-owned lot at 409 Park Ave. to the City Council on April 25th. Our project was unanimously and enthusiastically approved. End of Phase 1.

Phase 2 of the project is about to begin, which is to order the wildflower seeds and get the ground tilled for planting. Our committee has its work cut out for it, but all volunteers are welcome and needed. There’s plenty of work for all, including planting, watering and weeding, so don’t be shy about adding your names to our list of volunteers!

Judging by the interest shown by the public at the City Council meeting, this is an idea that may catch fire in other areas as well. Again, we are the “urban pioneers” who get things done.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Michelle Mutchler-Burns at Gopack8763@aol.com or Sharon Babbitt at sbabbitt2@cox.net

Sharon Babbitt
President, FPNA

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163 Glen Avenue: The History We Live In: Ernest and Ethel Peet home

Here’s the newspaper writeup on my house at 163 Glen Ave from last Sunday’s Nonpareil:

The History We Live In: Ernest and Ethel Peet home, 163 Glen Ave

If you skip through all the “begats” in the first column and start at the bottom of the second column, the story of “Peet’s Feed” is the interesting part. Most of us Beck kids delivered the Nonpareil to Ethel Peet at my current address. She was Vice President of Peet’s Feed, which her husband started in 1916. Ethel Peet lived in my house until she died in 1979. Her last will and testament is listed in my abstract — pages and pages of all the farms she owned. Total value of estate — $5.3 million.

Here’s a photo of an old postcard: Peet Mfg. Co. Postcard

And here’s a 1945 ad for E.M. Peet Mfg: Peet Mfg. 1945 Ad

I’m going to check with the Dodge House to see if they still have Ethel’s huge bell collection, which used to hang in the middle of my large mahogany showcase. When I moved into the house, the bells were gone, but the remains of a huge cloth-covered cable was still at the top of the showcase. According to my neighbor, all those wires were used to ring all the bells and supposedly she had some of them rigged up to the doorbell.

Steve Beck
163 Glen Avenue

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