Photograph of Frame and Marie Brown’s House on the Brown Fruit Farm


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Photograph of Frame and Marie Brown’s House on the Brown Fruit Farm is a picture, with genre photograph and historic buildings. Its dimensions are 7.32 in. x 8.53 in..

It was created in 1926.

This photograph shows the home of Frame and Marie Brown on the Brown Fruit Farm. The Browns moved into the farmhouse in 1913, the same year that their daughter Molly was born.

The Brown Fruit Farm operated north of Worthington for nearly fifty years, from around 1912 to 1958. The farm grew and sold apples and apple products such as juice, candy and apple butter, as well as cherries, plums and honey. As of 1925, the farm encompassed 100 acres planted with 4000 fruit trees and was the largest fruit farm in central Ohio. It was renowned not only for the quality of its produce, but also for its innovative roadside marketing, including signs telling motorists how many miles they were from the farm.

The farm’s original apple orchards were planted around 1901, by Frank Bower, on property once owned by the Pool family. Sally and Joseph Pool came to Sharon Township in 1812, and built the house pictured here that the Browns lived in. The Pool family gravestones have been incorporated into a restored cemetery at Highbanks Metro Park. Bower sold the orchards to William C. Brown in 1909, who few years later turned the property over to his son, Frame. Over the next couple of decades, Frame grew the farm with cutting-edge farming and marketing techniques. Frame and Marie Brown both passed away in 1936, when Molly Brown took over ownership of the farm, which operated until 1958.

It covers the topics agriculture and homes.

It features the people Frame Clemens Brown, 1883-1936, Marie Brown (née Gwynne), 1884-1936 and Marie (Molly) Caren Fisher (née Brown), 1913-2005.

It features the organization Brown Fruit Farm.

It covers the city Columbus.

The original is in a private collection.

This file was reformatted digital in the format video/jpeg.

The Worthington Memory identification code is wcd0243.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on April 2, 2018.