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New owner wants to improve former greenhouse property

Thursday, February 9, 2006

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A bulldozer demolishes buildings that were once known as the Wildwood Garden Center and the Brazil Greenhouse.

Robert O'Leary is the owner of the 3- acre property that is located on State Road 340, adjacent to the Cottage Hill Cemetery.

O'Leary said that he doesn't know what he will put on the property, but he does want to preserve one of the original atrium buildings Ray Lambert built when he opened Cottage Hill Greenhouse in the 1930s.

The atrium is considered a historical landmark or point-of-attraction according to O'Leary. "I'm taking (most of the buildings) down to the beautiful earth. I want to improve the value of the property and neighborhood," O'Leary said.



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