“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Halfmoon in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Spice Factory

Spice Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, October 23, 2018
1. Spice Factory Marker
Established in 1859
by Joshua Anthony
produced baking powder.
Spice grinding and extracts
operated until 1920
Erected 2017 by Halfmoon Historical Society.
Location. 42° 53.139′ N, 73° 45.81′ W. Marker is in Halfmoon, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is at the intersection of Anthony Rd and Farm to Market Road, on the right when traveling south on Anthony Rd. Marker is on right side when traveling east and turning onto Anthony Road from Farm to Market Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clifton Park NY 12065, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This is the Way North (approx. 0.9 miles away); Turnpike (approx. 1.4 miles away); Clifton Park Village Hotel (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hotel c. 1790 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Clifton Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); Newtown (approx. 2.3 miles away); Church c. 1795 (approx. 2 miles away); Town of Halfmoon (approx. 2.9 miles away).
Regarding Spice Factory. Joshua Anthony developed
Spice Factory Building image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, October 23, 2018
2. Spice Factory Building
his famous spice factory in northern Halfmoon. He began his operations in 1869 with the manufacture of baking powder and cream of tartar. He then added spice grinding and the production of fluid extracts for flavoring in 1892. The success of his business prompted Anthony to approach the Delaware and Hudson Railroad in the hope that a station of the Schenectady branch be located in Ushers. This he secured in 1882. The following year, Anthony contributed substantially to the development of a post office at Ushers. He established a private telegraph line between Ushers, Clifton Park, Round Lake and his factory. Anthony's contributions to the community were improvements that benefited many. The spice factory ceased operation in 1920. The two story factory buildings and farmhouse remain in Halfmoon, outwardly unchanged to the enjoyment and interest of passersby. (
Additional keywords. Spices
Topics. This marker is included in this topic list: Industry & Commerce
Spice Factory ca.1892 image. Click for full size.
from Town of Halfmoon Historian's Collection, Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library.
3. Spice Factory ca.1892
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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