Scope and Contents
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.
- Creation: 1890 - 1997
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Biographical / Historical
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. Mr. Weinstock died in Atlanta on March 8, 1961. Weinstock closed its doors and sold the Roswell property in 1987.
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Language of Materials
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.
The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.
This collection was processed by Demece “Mickey” Harvey in August 2008. It was entered into ArchivesSpace by Sasha Jelan in 2020.
- Jack Weinstock Family Papers, Mss 173
- Demece Harvey
- August 2008
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Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository
1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States