Call Fitch for Fresh Flowers
Call Fitch for Fresh Flowers was written by Tangula Carter, an 8th grade student at Carter G. Woodson Middle School in Houston, Texas. The paper was sponsored by Willie Lee Gay. It was submitted to the Junior Historian History Fair, Texas History Day. It won first place.
Fitch's Florist was founded in 1932 and is the oldest African-American florist in Houston, Texas. Pearl Fitch opened the florist with her husband, N. H. Fitch. The shop was originally located in the 1800 block of Dowling near Texas Southern University. The shop was relocated to 2916 Blodgett from the 1960s until 1981. The Fitches sold the business in 1977, but the shop still bears the family name. Today, the shop stands at 4819 Almeda Road.