Schmidt’s Garden Center was started in 1959 by Walt and Paula Schmidt,
and is now run by their daughter Susan. We started right around the corner
from where we are now, under our original name of “29th Street Home Supply”.
Within a handful of years we had moved into the gardening business as well.
I believe that’s Susan standing in the doorway with her father Walt.
A few years later we built the building we occupy now.
As you can see we looked a bit different back in the beginning.
Notice the complete lack of trees in the neighborhood!
We built the two story addition between us and what was then
a Darimart in about 2000, and we built our greenhouse in about 2005.