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Boscowitz, Jacob, d. 1909

 Person

Peak authority record bio (Master baker who immigrated to Denver in 1896 after fire destroyed his bakery in Kobryn, Poland. Brought his wife Eva and family over three years later. Founded Star Bread Co. on West Colfax in Denver, Colo. in 1907. Father of Sam and Rudolph (Rudy) Boscoe, both born in Denver, who suceeded him in the bakery business); European name was Boscowitz.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

A Grocery Store on Every Corner: Early Colorado Jewish Grocery, 2002

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Identifier: B230.03.0023.00001
Scope and Contents Contains DVDs created by Dr. Jeanne Abrams: A Grocery Store on Every Corner: Early Colorado Jewish Grocers; And Justice You Shall Pursue: Early Colorado Jewish Lawyers; A Legacy of Caring: Early Colorado Jewish Women 1860-1930 (2 copies); From Peddlers to Merchant Princes: Early Colorado Jewish Entrepreneurs; Blazing the Trail: An Early History of Denver's Jewish Community; Growing Up in Early Denver: The Lives of Jewish Children 1860-1940; At Home on the Range: Colorado Jewish Cowboys,...

Interior View of the Star Bakery, circa 1920

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Identifier: B063.01.0001.00010
Overview 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...

Oral History Interview with Sam Boscoe, 1978 April 2-16

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Identifier: B098.01.0001.00022
Overview 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...

Star Bakery and Boscoe Family Papers

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Identifier: B252
Overview Star Bakery was founded by East European immigrants 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 overns for the Sabbath...

Star Bakery Delivery Wagon with Driver and Horses, circa 1915

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Identifier: B063.01.0017.00003
Overview 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.

Star Bakery Delivery Wagon with Driver and Horses, circa 1915

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Identifier: B063.01.0009.00050
Overview 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.