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Star Bakery (Denver, Colo.)

 Organization

Jacob Boscowitz was a master baker who immigrated to Denver in 1896 after fire destroyed his bakery in Kobryn, Poland. He brought his wife Eva and family over three years later. Star Bakery was founded by Eva and Jacob Boscowitz (Boscoe) in 1907 at 2744 West Colfax Avenue, under the Colfax viaduct. The bakery was first in a 28 by 75 foot building that served as the bakery, office, and as the Boscoe home. The bakery grew to a modernized complex that filled almost the entire block. Early bakery products were distributed in a horse drawn wagon and neighborhood women kept their cholent (type of Sabbath stew) in the bakery ovens for the Sabbath lunch. After Jacob Boskowitz died in an accident in 1909, Eva married Elya Rubin. The bakery was later operated by Sam and Rudy Boscoe, the sons of Eva and Jacob Boscowitz. Star Bakery was sold to the Orowheat Company in 1977.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Box 1, 1861-circa 1998

 File — Box: B112.01.0001
Identifier: B112.02.0001
Abstract Colorado Jewish Business News- General History 1935-1937
Dates: Coverage: 1861-circa 1998

Civilizing the West: Early Colorado Jews in the Arts, 1865-1950, 2011

 Item
Identifier: B230.03.0023.00009
Abstract Brief biographies of Jewish artists, musicians, composers, and conductors in Colorado. Jewish influence on arts in Colorado.
Dates: 2011