Henry L. Blind was born on January 5, 1873. He grew up on the family farm located in the West View/Ross area where he learned “learned his gardening trade and flower cultivation techniques.” He went on to create H.L. Blind and Brothers, a very popular and successful nursery. It was so popular in fact that the second tollgate on the Perrysville Plank Road, built near his nursery, was often referred to as Blind’s tollgate. The nursery was in business until the late 1970s, when the land was purchased as part of the I-279 project.

Henry L. Blind

a Blind Foral Company advertisement from 1955