WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
St. George, Utah
LOCATION84 South 100 East
St. George, UT 84770
37° 6' 24.66" North Latitude, 113° 34' 53.16" West Longitude
37.106853° North Latitude, 113.581433° West Longitude
2,727 feet (831 meters) MSL
HISTORYWhen Walder May came to St. George in 1967, he met Mrs. Edna Vawdrey who ran the hospital cafeteria and she said that if she were young she would start a flower shop. Walder thought that over and decided to start a flower shop here. He rented and cleaned up a burned out section of the laundromat run by June & Margaret Barton and owned by Sid Atkin who owned the Sugar Loaf Cafe across the street on 100 North.
A year later or so the Mays bought the old Orin Woodbury home from Grant Harris and worked there between flower deliveries, etc.
Shortly after buying that home, Walder & Carolyn May added a building onto the front of the old home. When it was completed, the flower shop was moved into that new building.
The Mays would put up seasonal displays in the front windows of the flower shop. One popular display was the model train. They had a switch on the angled building between the flower shop and the bike shop next door. This allowed people to drive up the circular driveway and turn on the trains for about 2 minutes before they would turn off automatically.
The floral business lasted for almost 30 years, being closed in August of 1993.
WCHS-02505 Front of the May Flowers flower store