Businesses

City Once Boasted of Two Competing Foundries with Same Two Founders

Submitted byadmin onSun, 01/27/2019 - 12:10

Johnson City once boasted of having two prominent and competing foundries. The Johnson City Foundry and Machine Works, Inc. (1883-1987) operated at 920 W. Walnut Street, the Inter-State Foundry and Machine Company (1924-early 1980s) at 343 Love Street. Ironically, the same two founders started both businesses.

Security Feed and Seed Helped Turn Cox Yard into Jungle

Submitted byadmin onSun, 01/27/2019 - 12:10

I have fond memories of growing up on Johnson Avenue in a house directly behind the Henry Johnson School playground. When we moved there in 1950, my dad, eager to exercise his green thumb, turned our double lot into a mass of thick foliage with a variety of trees (including fruit), bushes, plants, vines, flowers and a vegetable garden.