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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Hershey’s First Candy Store

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By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
1. Hershey's First Candy Store Marker
Inscription.  Milton Snavely Hershey opened his first candy business here on June 1, 1876, at eighteen years of age. The confectionery shop produced and sold candies, nuts, and baked goods. Although initially successful, credit issues led to its closure. Undeterred, Hershey founded the Lancaster Caramel Co. in 1886, which became extremely profitable. Established as a subsidiary of that company, the Hershey Chocolate Co. achieved international success.
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. Touch for directions.
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);
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By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
2. Hershey's First Candy Store Marker
Terminal Commerce Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Philadelphia Chinatown (approx. half a mile away); The SPHAs Basketball Team (approx. half a mile away); NFL Films (approx. half a mile away); Father Divine (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
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Hershey Community Archives via Wikipedia Commons, 1905
3. Milton S. Hershey (1857–1945)
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 Company has continued his philanthropic ways.” (Submitted on April 30, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 
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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 318 times since then and 42 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.
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