Detroit the Artistic

Book courtesy of Richard Blacher. Comments and pictures courtesy of Paul Jackson.

Detroit the Artistic
Being an Appreciation of Breitmeyer's the House of Flowers

By Elbert Hubbard, 1913

This booklet measures 8" x 6" and has 15 pages plus colophon. This endorsement of Breitmeyer's House of Flowers was presumably originally written in 1910 by Elbert Hubbard based upon the 1910 copyright. This edition was "Done into a printed book by the Roycrofters' at their Shop...."  in 1913. The cover art for this booklet was later used for A Little Journey to San Mateo County in 1915. This booklet is not listed in McKenna but another booklet entitled Breitmeyers is listed. I presume this to to be the 1910 edition intimated at by the copyright in the 1913 edition shown above.

The Breitmeyer House of Flowers was founded by Philip Breitmeyer who was born in Detroit Mich. on May 13, 1864. Philip was the son of John and Fredericka (Schneider) Breitmeyer and was educated in Detroit public schools. On Mar. 19th 1886 Philip married Katie Grass in  Philadelphia, Pa. Breitmeyer was closely identified with cultivation and sale of flowers since his childhood and was president of John Breitmeyer's Sons, florists. Also, Philip was the president Breitmeyer Building Co., Michigan Cut Flower Exchange, Detroit Regalia Co., American National Life Insurance Co. of Detroit; vice president German American Bank; member firm Lohrman Seed Co. Park commissioner City of Detroit. Mason; member Knights of Pythias, Odd Fellows, Royal Arcanum and other organizations. Republican. Clubs: Detroit, Detroit Boat, Detroit Yacht, Rushmere, Harmonie Society. Recreations: Outdoor sports. Office. Broadway and Gratiot. Residence: 116 Watson St.

The above information on Philip Breitmeyer was excerpted from:
A Biographical Dictionary of Leading Living Men of the City of Detroit
Edited by Albert Nelson Marquis, Chicago
A. N. Marquis & Company, 1908 Chicago
Copyright, 1908 by Albert Nelson Marquis

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