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

On This Site in 1861 Julius Sturgis

 

—The oldest commercial pretzel bakery in the United States —

 
On This Site in 1861 Julius Sturgis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 9, 2008
1. On This Site in 1861 Julius Sturgis Marker
Inscription.
Established the first pretzel bakery in the New World. This tablet dedicated by The National Pretzel Bakers Institute May 1951 Alex V. Tisdale, Pres.
 
Erected 1951 by The National Pretzel Bakers Institute.
 
Location. 40° 9.382′ N, 76° 18.086′ W. Marker is in Lititz, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on E. Main Street 0.1 miles east of N. Water St., on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lititz PA 17543, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Linden Hall (a few steps from this marker); Lititz Moravian Congregation (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Heritage Center (about 400 feet away); The Lititz Pharmacopoeia (about 400 feet away); In Memory of the Brave Soldiers of the Continental Army (about 400 feet away); John Augustus Sutter Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Elmer Holmes Bobst (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lititz (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lititz.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Sturgis Pretzel Bakery. (Submitted on November 21, 2015, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. Sturgis Pretzel House ~ Wikipedia
Sturgis Family Photo inside building. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 9, 2008
2. Sturgis Family Photo inside building.
. (Submitted on November 21, 2015, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Sturgis Pretzel Factory image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 9, 2008
3. Sturgis Pretzel Factory
Famous Pennsylvania Pretzel image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 9, 2008
4. Famous Pennsylvania Pretzel
National Register of Historic Places marker on building. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 9, 2008
5. National Register of Historic Places marker on building.
Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Bob Frey, West Chester, PA, November 21, 2015
6. Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery Entrance
Iron Pretzel molds - Tour Tickets image. Click for full size.
By Bob Frey, West Chester, PA, November 21, 2015
7. Iron Pretzel molds - Tour Tickets
Pretzel Ovens image. Click for full size.
By Bob Frey, West Chester, PA, November 21, 2015
8. Pretzel Ovens
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,110 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on November 21, 2015, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   6, 7, 8. submitted on November 21, 2015, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
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