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Star Bread Company (Denver, Colo.). Star Bakery

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1907 - 1977

Biography

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 5 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

Interior View of the Star Bakery, circa 1920

 Item
Identifier: B063.01.0001.00010
Abstract Members of the Boscowitz and Rubin families stand in the Star Bakery store surrounded by loaves of bread. Pictured from left to right are Rudy Boscowitz (Boscoe), Elya (Eli) Rubin, Eva Boscowitz Rubin and Sam Boscowitz (Boscoe). Located at 2744 West Colfax in Denver, Colorado, the Star Bread Company (operating as Star Bakery) was founded by East European immigrants Eva and Jacob Boscowitz in 1907. After her husband's death in 1909, Eva Boscowitz continued to operate the store, later marrying...
Dates: circa 1920

Loading Docks at Star Bakery, 1982 June 27

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Identifier: B063.01.0017.00031
Abstract

Exterior of Denver Colorado's Star Bakery's loading docks.

Dates: 1982 June 27

Star Bakery Delivery Wagon with Driver and Horses, circa 1915

 Item
Identifier: B063.01.0009.00050
Abstract

Two horses pull the Star Bakery delivery wagon and the driver leans out the side. The words ''Rye Bread'' and ''2744 W. Colfax'' appear on the side of the wagon with the Jewish star symbol. The Star Bakery was founded by Jacob Boscowitz and was later owned by his sons, Rudy and Sam Boscoe.

Dates: circa 1915

Star Bakery Delivery Wagon with Driver and Horses, circa 1915

 Item
Identifier: B063.01.0017.00003
Abstract

Two horses pull the Star Bakery delivery wagon and the driver leans out the side. The words ''Rye Bread'' and ''2744 W. Colfax'' appear on the side of the wagon with the Jewish star symbol. The Star Bakery was founded by Jacob Boscowitz and was later owned by his sons, Rudy and Sam Boscoe.

Dates: circa 1915