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Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sweets for Harpers Ferry

 
 
Sweets for Harpers Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, June 29, 2008
1. Sweets for Harpers Ferry Marker
Inscription. The enticing smell of bread, cakes, candies, and pies undoubtedly attracted many customers to Frederick Roeder's Confectionery, making it a prosperous business from 1845 to 1861. In addition to his store, it is reported that he carried small pies to the train station to sell to hungry passengers before the days of dining cars. By 1856, Roeder was so successful that he enlarged this structure by one and a half stories, creating much needed space for his business and family of 7 children. Thriving in his adopted homeland, this German baker turned skills from his native country into sumptuous treats for his friends, neighbors, and community.

Caption for the pencil sketch of the interior of the Confectionery:
Artist, Steven N. Patricia.
 
Erected by Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 39° 19.399′ N, 77° 43.84′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from High Street. Touch for map. The interpretive marker is located inside the Confectionery. Marker is in this post office area: Harpers Ferry WV 25425, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Casualty of War (here, next to
Sweets for Harpers Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 24, 2016
2. Sweets for Harpers Ferry Marker
this marker); White Hall Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Harper House Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Springhouses and Root Cellars (within shouting distance of this marker); Harper House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); Harper's Ferry History (within shouting distance of this marker); Hayward Shepherd (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Confectionary image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 17, 2009
3. Confectionary
The marker stands in the doorway to the left.
Sweets for Harpers Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 24, 2016
4. Sweets for Harpers Ferry Marker
Frederick Roeder's Confectionery, with the marker just inside the door to the left.
View of the exterior of the Roeder Confectionery, inside which can be found the interpretive marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, June 29, 2008
5. View of the exterior of the Roeder Confectionery, inside which can be found the interpretive marker
Interior of Roeder's Confectionery image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, June 29, 2008
6. Interior of Roeder's Confectionery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 800 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 5, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.   2. submitted on November 6, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on December 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on November 6, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5, 6. submitted on December 5, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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