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Star Bakery (Denver, Colo.)


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.

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Emanuel Herskovitz, 1977

Identifier: B111.05.0005.0009
Abstract Born in 1870 in Hungary, and trained as a baker, Herskovitz moved to Denver in 1889, married Fanny Freishman (governess to the daughters of Baby Doe Tabor), founded Eastern Bakery, worked for Star Bread Company, helped organize the first bakers union, and opened Uncle Sam's Grill, a tavern. He died in 1977.
Dates: 1977