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Star Bakery and Boscoe Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B252

Abstract

Jacob Boscowitz was a master baker who immigrated to Denver in 1896 after fire destroyed his bakery in Kobryn, Poland. Star Bakery was founded by Eva and Jacob Boscowitz (Boscoe) in 1907 at 2744 West Colfax Avenue, under the Colfax viaduct. 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 articles, histories, a calender, and an application for Landmark Designation.

Dates

  • 1956-1968

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Jacob (Yankel) Boscowitz was a master baker who immigrated to Denver in 1896 after fire destroyed his bakery in Kobin, Poland. He was born in Grudnya, Poland in 1870 and his wife Eva (Chava) Delka Barenbloom was born that same year in Grudna, 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. Eva Rubin died in Denver in 1950. Star Bakery was sold to the Orowheat Company in 1977.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 half-letter document box)

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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