Boscoe, Rudolph, 1908-1997
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. Rudolph was born in Denver in 1908 and died in 1997.
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Abstract Sam Boscoe recalls growing up as a young boy on West Colfax Street on Denver, Colorado's west side. He details his family's early ventures into the bakery business and the establishment of Star Bread Co., previously Star Bakery. He also discusses his time in the U.S. Army during World War II, and describes his memories of the 1913 Denver snowstorm and the 100-year flood of 1965. Sam Boscoe was born in Denver in 1905. His father was Jacob Boscoe (European name was Boscowitz), the founder of Star...
Dates: 1978 April 2-16