The Jell-O Company

The Jell-O Company (HMRTQ)

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

N 42° 59.082', W 77° 59.04'

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1900-1964

Orator F. Woodward, owner of the Genesee Pure Food Company bought the rights to Jell-O from P.B. Wait in 1899 for $450. Production of "America's most famous dessert" began in 1900 at the Genesee Pure Food Company factory located on this site. The original factory was replaced in the early 1900's by this mission style brick building. The Genesee Pure Food Company was reorganized as the Jell-O Company in 1923. In 1925 Jell-O was sold to Postum of Battle Creek, Michigan. This merger resulted in the creation of the General Foods Company. Production of Jell-O in LeRoy ended in 1964.
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HM NumberHMRTQ
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Year Placed1997
Placed ByLeRoy Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 7:32am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 256710 N 4763437
Decimal Degrees42.98470000, -77.98400000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 59.082', W 77° 59.04'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 59' 4.92" N, 77° 59' 2.40" W
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Area Code(s)585
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 57-61 North St, Le Roy NY 14482, US
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