Hershey's First Candy Store

Title

Hershey's First Candy Store

Title

Hershey's First Candy Store

Date

2009-06-01

County

Philadelphia

Type

Roadside

Marker Location

935 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia

Marker Text

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.

Files

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Citation

“Hershey's First Candy Store,” The Land of Penn and Plenty: Bringing History to the Table, accessed December 16, 2017, https://pafoodways.omeka.net/items/show/22.