Sweets for Harpers Ferry

Sweets for Harpers Ferry (HMGP7)

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 19.399', W 77° 43.84'

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The enticing smell of bread, cakes, candies, and pies undoubtedly attracted many customers to Frederick Roeder's Confectionery, making it a prosperous business from 1845 to 1861. In addition to his store, it is reported that he carried small pies to the train station to sell to hungry passengers before the days of dining cars. By 1856, Roeder was so successful that he enlarged this structure by one and a half stories, creating much needed space for his business and family of 7 children. Thriving in his adopted homeland, this German baker turned skills from his native country into sumptuous treats for his friends, neighbors, and community.Caption for the pencil sketch of the interior of the Confectionery: By Artist, Steven N. Patricia.
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HM NumberHMGP7
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Placed ByHarpers Ferry National Historical Park, National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 3:59pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 264608 N 4356212
Decimal Degrees39.32331667, -77.73066667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.399', W 77° 43.84'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 23.94" N, 77° 43' 50.40" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1404-1406 High St, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, US
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