Hershey's First Candy Store

Hershey's First Candy Store (HM1K9Y)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19123 Philadelphia County
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N 39° 57.698', W 75° 9.258'

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Milton Snavely Hershey opened his first candy business here on June 1, 1876, at eighteen years of age. The confectionery shop produced and sold candies, nuts, and baked goods. Although initially successful, credit issues led to its closure. Undeterred, Hershey founded the Lancaster Caramel Co. in 1886, which became extremely profitable. Established as a subsidiary of that company, the Hershey Chocolate Co. achieved international success.
HM NumberHM1K9Y
Year Placed2009
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Date Added Thursday, April 30th, 2015 at 10:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 486821 N 4423510
Decimal Degrees39.96163333, -75.15430000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.698', W 75° 9.258'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 41.88" N, 75° 9' 15.48" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267, 610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 960-998 PA-2006, Philadelphia PA 19123, US
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