National Register of Historic Places in Douglas County

National Register #88001114: Moyer Nurseries Original Moyer Home
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National Register #88001114
Moyer Nurseries Property
8374 Old Highway 99 South

This property, bounded by Highway 99 and the South Umpqua River, was purchased by Clarence E. Moyer in 1921, A mature grove of native myrtlewood trees along the river bank forms a dramatic and beautiful background.

Moyer propagated three new camellias, an azalea and a new variety of Nandina, and developed a walnut resistant to frost. And it was here, above all, he developed the prune variety which bears his name and which contributed substantially to the agricultural economy of Douglas County even after 1925.

Among the mature native and exotic specimens planted from seed or nursery stock by Moyer in the core area are birch, redwood, fir, spruce, locust, beech, cedar, sweet gum, chestnut, Chinese Empress, and magnolia trees.

The thirty-eight acre district contains two contributing buildings and two contributing structures.

Excerpted from the NRHP nomination.

When we visited in 2010, the property was doing business as Wildwood Nursery.

Wildwood Nursery was for sale. An employee confirmed that Wildwood Nursery was originally C. E. Moyer Nursery, and that the current owner had decided to retire after thirty years in the nursery business.

The employee gave us a tour and pointed out the original wood frame Moyer home standing vacant in the shade of a centenarian wisteria.

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