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Sioux Falls in Minnehaha County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Manchester Biscuit Company

 
 
Manchester Biscuit Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 21, 2016
1. Manchester Biscuit Company Marker
Inscription. In 1902, the Manchester Biscuit Company came to Sioux Falls and built a two-story quartzite building on East Sixth Street. By 1909, the building had expanded to include a third floor and a three-story addition was added to the south. In 1915, the prominent local architect Joseph Schwartz designed an additional seven-story building. By 1947, the need arose once again for more space. The original 1902 building was razed to make room for a new building, a five-story blonde brick structure, that was built to the west of the 1915 Schwartz building.
 
Erected by Big Sioux River Recreation Trail and Greenway, and Siouxland Heritage Museums.
 
Location. 43° 33.036′ N, 96° 43.445′ W. Marker is in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in Minnehaha County. Marker can be reached from North Cherapa Place south of East 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is located along the Big Sioux River Recreation Trail, overlooking the river. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 North Cherapa Place, Sioux Falls SD 57103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Raven Industries (here, next to this marker); Industry (here, next to this marker); Railroads (a few steps
Manchester Biscuit Company Marker (<i>tall view; this marker top; related marker bottom</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 21, 2016
2. Manchester Biscuit Company Marker (tall view; this marker top; related marker bottom)
from this marker); Quarries (within shouting distance of this marker); Flooding (within shouting distance of this marker); Recreation (within shouting distance of this marker); Urban Renewal (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Sioux Falls (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sioux Falls.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large composite plaque, mounted at eye-level on a tall stone pillar.
 
Also see . . .
1. Manchester Biscuit Company. (This link presents more pictures of the Manchester Biscuit Company buildings.)
Local grocery wholesalers Kuehn and the Jewett brothers convinced Luverne, MN Biscuit magnate L.D. Manchester to move his operation here in 1902. From 1902 to 1960 the Manchester Biscuit Co. cranked out flaky biscuits and snappy crackers. (Submitted on October 10, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Looking Back: Manchester Biscuit Co. Looking Back: Manchester Biscuit Co. Manchester Biscuit produced daintily salted Waldorf Crackers, graham crackers, iced and filled wafers of many varieties,
Marker detail: Manchester Biscuit Co. building, ca.1909 image. Click for full size.
3. Marker detail: Manchester Biscuit Co. building, ca.1909
sugar wafers and every other product known to the biscuit industry at the time. During the factory’s life, visitors were admitted for free daily tours at 3 p.m. on weekdays. In 1930, the Manchester Biscuit Co. was absorbed into the United Biscuit Co., an incorporation of several other bakers, of which L.D. Manchester became president. In 1960, United Biscuit ceased operation in Sioux Falls. In 1966, United Biscuit changed its name to Keebler. Despite rumors to the contrary, its operations are not now, nor have they ever been, conducted in a hollow tree. (Submitted on October 10, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Hand-colored postcard: <i>Biscuit Factory, Sioux Falls, S. Dak.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
4. Hand-colored postcard: Biscuit Factory, Sioux Falls, S. Dak.
Marker detail: Postcard of the second Manchester Biscuit Co. building, ca.1919 image. Click for full size.
5. Marker detail: Postcard of the second Manchester Biscuit Co. building, ca.1919
Marker detail: Workers at Manchester Biscuit Company image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner
6. Marker detail: Workers at Manchester Biscuit Company
Manchester Biscuit Company Marker (<i>wide view; old Manchester Biscuit buildings in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 21, 2016
7. Manchester Biscuit Company Marker (wide view; old Manchester Biscuit buildings in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Last updated on October 11, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   4. submitted on October 11, 2018.   5, 6, 7. submitted on October 10, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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