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Le Roy in Genesee County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Jell-O Company

1900-1964

 
 
The Jell - O Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pamela Scott, April 2, 2011
1. The Jell - O Company Marker
Inscription. Orator F. Woodward, owner of the Genesee Pure Food Company bought the rights to Jell-O from P.B. Wait in 1899 for $450. Production of “America's most famous dessert” began in 1900 at the Genesee Pure Food Company factory located on this site. The original factory was replaced in the early 1900's by this mission style brick building. The Genesee Pure Food Company was reorganized as the Jell-O Company in 1923. In 1925 Jell-O was sold to Postum of Battle Creek, Michigan. This merger resulted in the creation of the General Foods Company. Production of Jell-O in LeRoy ended in 1964.
 
Erected 1997 by LeRoy Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 59.082′ N, 77° 59.04′ W. Marker is in Le Roy, New York, in Genesee County. Marker is on North Street 0.1 miles north of North Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 57 North Street, Le Roy NY 14482, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Jell-O Factory (approx. 0.4 miles away); Le Roy House (approx. half a mile away); Town of LeRoy (approx. half a mile away); Ingham University Campus
The Jell - O Company Building image. Click for full size.
By Pamela Scott, April 2, 2011
2. The Jell - O Company Building
(approx. half a mile away); Herman Le Roy's Mill (approx. half a mile away); Ingham University (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ganson Tavern (approx. 0.7 miles away); Underground Railroad Route (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Le Roy.
 
Also see . . .
1. The History of the Wiggle. Jell-O History (Submitted on April 10, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. The Jell-O Gallery. Le Roy Historical Society, Inc. (Submitted on April 10, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Wide view of the Jell - O Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pamela Scott, April 2, 2011
3. Wide view of the Jell - O Company Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Pamela Scott of Brockport, New York. This page has been viewed 621 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Pamela Scott of Brockport, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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