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The Neighborhood Baker
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Now a Natural Foods Store, this building housed the Bakery for many years
Article: The Neighborhood Baker
Mansfield Borough, Tioga County PA
Article by Chester P. Bailey
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 18 DEC 2002
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The Neighborhood Baker

Mansfield Bakery –by Chester P. Bailey

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Until the grocery store started furnishing baked goods such as cakes and pies the housewife depended on the neighborhood baker. Bakeries were established in Mansfield as early as 1882, when L. Cummings built a small two-story wood building at 45 East Wellsboro Street.

The baker, or in most cases, his friendly wife, greeted many children enroute to or returning from school, who would stop to buy a sweet. Before the day of the chocolate éclair, it was a large vanilla sugar cookie, without the raisin in the middle. Every kid in town knew a way home that would bring them by the bakery. Schools were all on the college campus in those days.

From 1882 until 1955, the Wellsboro street building served continuously as a bakery. Among the bakers were L. Cummings, William S. Bull, Carl A. Jupenlaz, Littley, L. B. Loveland, Hem Stwart, Leonard Ashley, and John Hartsock in 1949. Mr. Hartsock moved his bakery to the T. W. Judge building on south Main Street, and continued until 1980 when he retired. (31 years)

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