New Park

Ruth and Boyd Jackson opened Ruth’s Tea Room at 128 E. Cecil St. in 1925. Their daughter, Vivienne Jackson, now 94, took over the restaurant in 1983 and on Thursday she was on hand for the dedication ceremony of the new Ruth Jackson Memorial Park where the Tea Room used to stand. Shown with Jackson during the unveiling of a historical marker are Winchester Mayor David Smith (center) and former Tea Room employee Bryan Cooke.

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