Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hershey’s First Candy Store
Erected 2009 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
Location. 39° 57.705′ N, 75° 9.252′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Spring Garden Street just east of North 10th Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch 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. ¼ mile away); The German Society of Pennsylvania (approx. ¼ mile away); First African Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Philadelphia Chinatown (approx. half a mile away); The SPHAs Basketball Team NFL Films (approx. half a mile away); Father Divine (approx. half a mile away); Historic Burial Grounds (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Also see . . . Milton Snavely Hershey - Wikipedia. “On May 25, 1898, Hershey married Catherine Sweeney. ... Since the couple could not have children, they decided to help others, establishing the Hershey Industrial School with a Deed of Trust in 1909. ... In 1918, Hershey transferred the majority of his assets, including control of the company, to the Milton Hershey School Trust fund, to benefit the Industrial School. The trust fund has a majority of voting shares in the Hershey Company, allowing it to keep control of the company. In 1951, the school was renamed the Milton Hershey School. The Milton Hershey School Trust also has 100% control of Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company, which owns the Hotel Hershey and Hersheypark, among other properties. He took great pride in the growth of the school, the town, and his business. He placed the quality of his product and the well-being of his workers ahead of profits. ... The Hershey (Submitted on April 30, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 77 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week June 3, 2018. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 23, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 3. submitted on June 2, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.