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Hershey's First Candy Store

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
1. Hershey's First Candy Store Marker
Inscription. Milton Snavely Hershey opened his first candy business here on June 1, 1876, at eighteen years of age. The confectionery shop produced and sold candies, nuts, and baked goods. Although initially successful, credit issues led to its closure. Undeterred, Hershey founded the Lancaster Caramel Co. in 1886, which became extremely profitable. Established as a subsidiary of that company, the Hershey Chocolate Co. achieved international success.
 
Erected 2009 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.698′ N, 75° 9.258′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Spring Garden Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 935 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia PA 19123, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Poes in Philadelphia (approx. mile away); The German Society of Pennsylvania (approx. 0.3 miles away); First African Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Philadelphia Chinatown (approx. 0.4 miles away); The SPHAs Basketball Team (approx. half a mile away); NFL Films
Hershey's First Candy Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
2. Hershey's First Candy Store Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Historic Burial Grounds (approx. half a mile away); Father Divine (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Milton Snavely Hershey - Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 30, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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