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Erie Steam Bakery

 
 
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By Devry Jones, April 12, 2018
1. Erie Steam Bakery Marker
Inscription. Bakery began in 1842 at 5th & Sassafras. In 1873 moved west of here (E. 4th St. Parking Lot). By 1888 considered "the oldest, largest, most perfectly equipped establishment of the kind in Pennsylvania." Using steam in baking process, it was known for "all kinds of plain and fancy bakers' goods" including crackers, cakes, ginger snaps and "tidal-wave" brand bisquits.

This building erected 1894 by owners W.J. Sands & Sons to expand bakery which continued until 1919. Durico Paper Co. located here 1938-1984. Site of Judah Colt House where General Lafayette visited in 1825. Building renamed Lafayette Place in 1985.
 
Erected 1985 by Historic Square Properties & North Coast Corp.
 
Location. 42° 7.909′ N, 80° 5.113′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of French Street and East 4th Street, on the right when traveling south on French Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Erie PA 16507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lafayette Visit (here, next to this marker); O'Donnell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Colt Way (within shouting distance
Sign below marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 12, 2018
2. Sign below marker
of this marker); Historic Erie Flagpole (within shouting distance of this marker); Boston Store Livery & Garage (within shouting distance of this marker); Don't Give Up the Ship (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cashier's House (about 400 feet away); Horace Greeley (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Erie Steam Bakery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 12, 2018
3. Erie Steam Bakery Marker
Lafayette Place image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 12, 2018
4. Lafayette Place
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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