Kotaro Suto was born circa 1883 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. He came to the United States in 1900 and relocated to Miami
Beach, Florida, ca. 1916. He married Masa Suto in 1921. Mr. Suto worked for Miami pioneer developer Carl Fisher before starting
his own nursery business. This collection contains clippings about the Sutos (mostly from Miami sources), photographs and
snapshots of the Sutos, records and correspondence related to Suto's nursery, and correspondence and other records related
to the Suto's donations to various charitable organizations. It also includes clippings on Fisher. Materials in this collection
are primarily in English, with some in Japanese.
Kotaro Suto was born circa 1883 in Kanagawa Prefecture. He came to the United States in 1900 and relocated to Miami Beach,
Florida, about 1916. He married Masa Suto in 1921 and worked for Miami pioneer developer, Carl Fisher, before starting his
own nursery business. Mr. Suto was given many commendations and honors for his active participation in and devotion to the
city of Miami. Kotaro and Masa, known as Papa and Mama, became United States citizens in 1958. Kotaro died in 1963.
1 Linear Feet
(2 boxes and 1 oversize box)
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