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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Then and Now: Spokane Flower Growers Association

The Washington Flower Growers Association organized around 1925 to help a dozen or more Spokane and Idaho greenhouse operators market and ship their flowers to florists and stores around the region. In the early 1930s, the cooperative took over one of the large warehouses on Havermale Island, giving them convenient access to trains for shipping their products.

Display House stands tall as the go-to costume business

Fifty years ago, the Display House was the decorating side of Spokane Flower Growers Inc., specializing in showcases, shelving units and corrugated paper. A quarter of its sales were parade float decorations. The business was spun off in 1970, moved to Second Avenue and Lincoln Street, and put up for sale in 1981.