I have been researching information about Julian Francis Detmer for the purpose of writing a book about his life.I grew up in Tarrytown, New York adjacent to one of the Detmer Nurseries (Arboretums).Both were truly wonderlands of nature and ahead of their time.They were destroyed in 1968 and 1974 to make way for commercial and residential development.
What started out as a nostalgic search to recapture chilhood memories has resulted in the discovery of a fascinating individual.I have gathered a wealth of information during my research including some artifacts from the nurseries.
There has been a surge of historical pride in the Hudson Valley Region of New York.Tarrytown in particular, is rich in notable people and events. Julian Detmer, his accomplishments and philanthropic ways have been neglected by the community.
As stated earlier, I am writing a short biography on Julian Detmer.It is a non profit endeavor.My purpose for doing so is to bring to light the story of a truly remarkable life.In so doing, I hope to correct a wrong that the Tarrytowns and Hudson Valley have commited.
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