Monday, January 25, 2010

Then and Now: 1316 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia


The building at 1316 Chestnut Street seems to date back to the early 20th century, and in 1955 was home to Bartons Bonbonniere, a candy shop. Since then, its upper stories have been lopped off, and I'm not sure what occupies the space now, if anything.

Edit: Bartons, as I have quite recently learned, was a legendary purveyor of chocolates founded in New York in 1938, widely known as a Jewish company. Bartons is also remembered for its great rivalry with Barricini's. Interestingly enough, Barricini had its own Center City store just four doors down from Bartons at 1324 Chestnut Street.

The Kosher Chocolate Wars [The Atlantic]
A Seder Different From All Other Seders [The Atlantic]

Bender, Charles J. and John McWhorter. "Public works-43013-10." 1955. Philadelphia City Archives. Philadelphia Department of Records. 21 Jan. 2010.

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