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Star Bakery and Boscoe Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B252
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 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. The collection contains a copy of an article and the 60th Anniversary Celebration of Star Bakery featured in the Rocky Mountain Food Dealer. It also includes af news story on Emmanuel Hershkowitz.

Dates

  • 1956-1968

Creator

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 half-letter document box)