First Jell-O Factory

First Jell-O Factory (HMRTP)

Location: Le Roy, NY 14482 Genesee County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 59.141', W 77° 59.498'

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In 1897, Pearle Bixby Wait of Leroy, introduced a gelatin dessert that his wife, May, named Jell-O. The first four flavors were strawberry, raspberry, orange and lemon. In 1899, he began production of Jell-O in a factory building located near this site. On September 9, 1899, he sold the rights to Jell-O to the Genesee Pure Food Company of Leroy for $450.
Year Placed1997
Placed ByLeRoy Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 5:32pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 256092 N 4763568
Decimal Degrees42.98568333, -77.99163333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 59.141', W 77° 59.498'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 59' 8.46" N, 77° 59' 29.88" W
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Area Code(s)585
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 116 Lake St, Le Roy NY 14482, US
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