Sunday, January 24, 2010

More downtown Des Moines

Des Moines is home to Meredith Publications. Their buildings are located at the point at which you enter downtown from the west. It used to be one of the only way downtown other than the interstate when you come from the west. I don't know what it is about Des Moines, but we really have a lovely city with plantings, gardens and artwork. Meredith gets in on the act with several large areas of beautiful landscaping. This is just one area on the western part of their campus.


This is the opposite side of the area from the grasses. It's about a whole block, I think. The building peaking out in the corner on the right side of the photograph is the newer Meredith building.



Edwin Thomas Meredith founded the company in 1902 when he began publishing Successful Farming magazine. In 1922, Meredith began publishing Fruit, Garden and Home magazine, a home and family service publication. Two years later, this magazine was retitled Better Homes and Gardens, and the first issue cost a dime on the newsstand. In 1930, they published the first edition of the Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book.

5 comments:

Rose said...

Their cookbook is one I used to use all the time, and the first one I bought Sarah.

Howard Bagby said...

I like that trowel.

A piece of news said...

Rose, I have one from the 80s and one from either the 60s or 70s. It's a good basic cookbook.

Howard, I like the trowel, too. I like how bright and happy it is.

Rambling Woods said...

I like seeing photos of where people live and work....

Carver said...

I love tall grasses in the winter like these and also the evergreens and the bare trees. That spade is fantastic.