Saturday, October 2, 2010

Delmar Bakery and R-B Baking Co - 1940's

The Delmar Bakery was built in 1939 and in January of 1940 The Delmar Bakery opened for business. Described as being located on North State Street, it took the place of the old bakery building at North Second and Grove street where the bakery had been operating for over 25 years. It employed 16 people and had six delivery trucks to cover the Sussex area. Alfred Goetz was manager of the firm and the bakery supplied bread, rolls, cakes, pies and pastries.

At some point in 1941 however the Delmar Bakery was sold and the new company was R-B Baking Co. They however had the same operation as the original Delmar Bakery. Their line of baked goods were label "Gingham Girl".

The building cost $50,000 to build. This "new" building had a storage room capable of holding 12 carloads of flour, an office, a makeup room, a boiler room, a loading platform and an apartment on the second floor. It could bake 1,800 loafs of bread an hour. The bakery was acquired by G. D. Rugeriis of Philadelphia from Carroll Elliott of Delmar. The bakery later was acquired by the William Freihofer Baking company. It ceased operations I believe in the 1960's. William Freihofer Baking Company sold "Hollywood" Bread

The William Freihofer Bakery at 500 North BiState

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