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Date Span:  1890-1997

Creator:  Jack Weinstock Family

Summary/Abstract:  A native of Germany, Jack (Jacob) Weinstock immigrated to the United States and settled in Atlanta. He became a prominent and well respected businessman in the community and surrounding area. The papers are primarily composed of correspondence, newspaper, articles, certificates and family papers.

Quantity/Physical Description: .4 linear feet

Language(s):  English, German

Repository:  The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Restrictions on Access:  There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Restrictions on Use:  Copyright restrictions may apply.  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.  Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation:  Box #, Folder #, Mss 173, Jack Weinstock Family Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Separated Material:  Oversized material removed to oversized collection.

Processed by:  Demece Harvey (August, 2008)

Arrangement:  The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Jack (Jacob) Weinstock was born October 17, 1890 in Uffenheim, a town in the Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim district, in Bavaria, Germany.  Mr. Weinstock graduated from horticulturist college in Hanover, Germany in 1906, and immigrated to the United States a few years later.  His first job in this country placed him in charge of the estate of the late Joseph Pulitzer in Bar Harbor, Maine. In 1913, Mr. Weinstock moved to Atlanta from New York in 1913 to take charge of the flower shop and green houses of the Nunnally Company.  Four years later, in 1917, Jack Weinstock entered business on his own, opening a flower shop in the Peachtree Arcade, under his own name.  In 1930, Jack visualized the future of doing business on the rapidly growing Northside and established green houses on Roswell Road.  Weinstock’s Florist survived two world wars, a major depression and several recessions.  In 1939, Weinstock’s provided all the flowers for the set of Gone with the Wind. Mr. Weinstock married Paula Mayer (born in Schwabach, Germany) September 1, 1920.  During the early years of Paula’s life in Europe, she had been a nurse and a medical diagnostician.  She served as a nurse during World War I in a hospital in Breslau, Germany. Mr. Weinstock was a prominent and well respected businessman in the Atlanta community and surrounding area.  He received much recognition in his life and of note is his distinguished award from the M.W. Grand Lodge of Georgia of Master Mason. Weinstock's Flowers and Gifts, Atlanta's oldest and best-known florist provided the finest quality floral and gift products to Atlanta since 1917, serving approximately 40,000 corporate and residential customers yearly in Atlanta and around the United States.  Weinstock closed its doors and sold the Roswell property in 1987.

Scope and Content:  Researchers studying the Jack Weinstock Family Papers will gain insight into immigration and Jewish life in Atlanta, Georgia. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 Atlanta Ballyhoo 1931 – 1950
2 Atlanta Jewish Welfare Fund 1951-
3 B’nai B’rith Gate City Lodge No. 144 1955
4 Boys High School class reunion 1935, 1985
5 Buckhead Fifty Club, constitution and by-laws 1952
6 Correspondence, introductory letter to Florist Industry 1935
7 Creating Community 1994
8 Grand Lodge of Georgia, Master Mason Certificate 1916
9 Henry Grady Hotel – The Paradise Room Undated
10 Holland, Joseph Kurt, adoption contract 1923
11 Holland, Joseph Kurt - German correspondence 1934 – 1967
12 Holland, Joseph Kurt – general papers 1930 – 1971
13 Jewish Progressive Club 1935
14 Jewish Tower News Undated
15 Jewish Welfare Board certificate, Feibelman, Melanie Undated
16 Ketubah Undated
17 Knox International Corporation, “Knox Report” 1991
18 Kohn, Paula, autograph book 1906
19 Magazine and newspaper clippings 1933 –
20 Miscellaneous Undated
21 Naturalization papers, passport and other documents 1890-1957
22 Roosevelt Hotel Fire, Jacksonville, Florida 1963
23 Standard Club 1931 - 1976
24 Wedding – Holland, Jack to Thalheimer, Ellen 1974
25 Wedding – Weinstock, Betty to Nathan, Joseph Morton 1941
26 Wedding – Weinstock, Carolyn to Holland, J. Kurt 1932
27 Weinstock, Betty - Girls High School yearbook 1939
28 Weinstock, Carol - memorial exhibition 1974
29 Weinstock, Minna - certificates 1944
30 Weinstock, Pauline – passport and documents 1896 – 1984
31 Weinstock’s Flowers & Gifts, Inc. 1997
32 Weinstock’s Florist – Roswell Road property 1987
33 Weinstock’s Garden guest log 1938

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