Roach Feed & Seed -- Garland TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 32° 54.790 W 096° 38.150
14S E 721092 N 3644140
Quick Description: A Quonset hut that comprises part of Roach Feed & Seed, a historic heritage feed store business still operating today in Downtown Garland TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 11/7/2012 2:16:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMFN83
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 2

Long Description:
This Quonset Hut was added to Roach's in the late 1940s or early 1950s, from what I can gather from sources around town. Even the ladies at the store couldn't narrow it down any further than that.

Whatever the exact age of this hut, we DO know that it has been immaculately kept, and continues to be a vital part of the Roach's feed store complex, a functioning relic of Garland's not-too-distant agricultural past.

From the Roach Feed and Seed Website:

"In the tradition of old-fashioned and genuine customer service, this family- owned business has served the Garland area for 78 years. Haskell L. Roach and his father, William H. Roach, opened Roach Feed & Grocery on July 1, 1933. The name would later be changed to Roach Feed & Seed to reflect the change in the growth and needs of the community. In 1949 Jack McDaniel, who was a business partner with H. L. Roach in the Roach & McDaniel Grain Co., joined H.L. Roach here at Roach Feed & Seed.
Through the years, we have had a chicken hatchery and an on- site greenhouse which now houses our pet shop. The facility has largely remained the same, with the original wood floors and the smell of sweet feed. Each spring we supply baby chicks and ducks. We carry a large array of products for family pets, urban gardens and livestock and farms. We have the products you need, even the hard to find products.
We strive to offer exceptional personal customer service by providing current information on organic gardening needs, fertilizers, herbicides, animal feeds and pet health and safety. Please come and visit us today!

Roach Feed & Seed:
extraordinary customer service
exceptional knowledge base and
extensive product selection [end]"
loading dock

Hut Type: T-Rib Quonset Hut

Is the Quonset Hut currently in use?: Yes

Physical Address:
409 Main St
Garland, TX

Year of fabrication (if known): Not listed

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