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Lee's Confectionery Store
Photo courtesy of Andrew Atkinson, from his Great Grandmother, Rae Hopman's collection.

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Photo courtesy of Edward Kosteski

Anastos' Candy Store 933 Edgmont Ave.


10th & Edgmont Ave.

Evangelos G. & Emilia/Amelia Hetu Anastos ? - c. 1925 - c. 1951 Thanks to their son, George Anastos, in an interview before his death.

"I have a scan of an old photo taken circa 1918 of the original store."
Thanks to
Edward Kosteski

Blake's 402 Market St. ? - 1916 - ? "Home made candies; baking"

Thanks to their ad in a Chester High annual, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE

Bobiak's Confectionery Store 2709 W 3rd St. ? - 1941 - ? From their ad in the 1941 Chester High Yearbook.
Bogucki's Next to Peters Market, on Highland Ave. (south side) between 4th & 5th St., Mrs. Bogucki Next door to Peters Market was a candy & ice cream store and I still remember Mrs Bogucki behind the counter. We would stop in for penny candy on our way to the Lyric. I just saw her son Al and his grandson at Walmart."

Thanks to
Barbara Montello

Bossard's 607 Edgmont Ave. (1916), & 314 Market St. (1917) ? - 1916, 1917 - ? "Ice cream & candies"

Thanks to their ad in a Chester High annual, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE

Chester Candy Kitchen 532 Market St. Varlan Family ? - 1937 - 1941 - ? Betty-Jane Bennett Smith, Smith9697@aol.com

"Home-made candies, Soda Fountain & Luncheonette Service" according to their ad in the June 1937 Southern Penn Bus Schedule Book, courtesy of
Terry Redden Peters

Davis Candy Store 6th & Morton Ave. ? - 1950's - ? "Just a couple of doors up from Minka's - Would get great ice cream cones there."

Thanks to
Joe Grovola,

(Click on the image to see the larger version and for more Deakyne Bros. Candy pictures)

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Deakyne Bros. Candy Ad from Chester Times Yearbook & Almanac 1929,
Courtesy of Janet Moulder, jmoulder@aol.com

Deakyne Brothers 5th & Kerlin

c. 1887:

318 Parker St.

in 1894:

NE Corner 3rd & Parker St.

Dean J. Deakyne
David W. Deakyne

H.C. Deakyne

Mrs. Ethel Deakyne

Other known employess:

Walter "Pete" Chadwick (Easter egg decorator)

1884 - ? "Quality Candies for over a Half a Century.  (1940)  Clare Deakyne attended CHS.  Later became a Home Ec Teacher at CHS.  Basil C.Clare Social Science teacher at CHS was her Uncle."
Betty-Jane Bennett Smith, Smith9697@aol.com

  Eddie's Candy Store 7th & Crosby St.   ? - 1950's - ? "Had not only candy and soda, but a window full of toys to entice us St. Michael school kids in there. Morton Ave./
Madison St. school line passed there every day."

Thanks to
Joe Grovola,

  Fletcher's Candy Store 3rd & Highland Ave.     Thanks to
Thomas McKniff, Sr.
  Hubickey's 2515 W 4th St. Anastazia Hubickey Late 1940's - c. 1950 Thanks to
Don Hubickey, grandson,

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Photo courtesy of Andrew Atkinson, from his Great Grandmother, Rae Hopman's collection.

Lee's Confectionery Store 14th & Edgmont Ave.

(directly across from the Southern Penn Bus Barn)

Louise Lee &
Harry S. Lee
1944-1951 Harry S. Lee also worked at Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.

Thanks to Ginny Cook, Ginnycook1@aol.com

Click here to read Ginny's recollections about the fire c. 1946 at the Southern Penn Bus barn.

Loft's Candies Market St. between 5th & 6th      
Mac's Edgmont Ave. "There was a candy store/hoagie store called Macs on Edgemont Ave used to sell candy apples at the Halloween time cherry flavor SoooooooGOOOOD!!!!

Thanks to
James Crystle

McBride's Candies 143 W. 3rd St.

S.W. corner 3rd & Parker St.

Thomas Brooks McBride ? - 1903, 1912 - ? "Manufacturing Confectioners; specialties of New England Peanut Taffy, Cream Cocoanut work & Stick Candy, Penny goods a specialty"

From the Souvenir History of Chester, PA under the auspices of the Board of Trade Published by George M. Burns, Philadelphia, PA 1903
courtesy of Terry Redden Peters

McGinnis' Candy Store 8th & Barclay "Kyle's grocery store was located at 8th and Barclay. It sold general groceries as well as had a butcher. Next door to Kyle's was McGinnis's candy store and soda fountain.

They sold newspapers, tobacco products, yo-yo's, penny candy, and also things like Cherry cokes and Root beer floats at the soda fountain. When I lived at 716 and 808 Barclay I spent a lot of time trying to see how much candy my pennies would buy.

The ice was delivered to both stores by a horse drawn wagon and we would all try to get pieces of ice from the wagon. One day we went to get some ice and just before we got to the wagon the horse keeled over on the sidewalk and died. That was the last time I remember the ice being delivered by wagon."

Thanks to Ed Spellacy

Mason's Candy Store Providence Ave.
(between 16th & 18th?)
- 1930's - Thanks to Kay (Krell) Hutchinson, bkhutch@dmv.com
Momat's Candy Store 3rd & Jeffrey John & Mary Momat


Mike Momont

"...used to belong to the Momats , John and Mary Momat. This Candy Store was operating til 1995 by the son Mike Momont."

Hank Ternove,

Miss Mooney's Candy Store South side of 2nd St. approximately between Ellsworth & Montgomery Sts. Miss Mooney ? - early 1960's - ? "At lunch time at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in the early 1960's, some of the 7 & 8 graders would occasionally sneak down to Miss Mooney's Candy Store on the south side of 2nd street, approximately between Ellsworth and Montgomery Streets. The store was in the original parlor of her row home. Miss Mooney did not tolerate kids who could not decide what they wanted, so we quickly picked out our penny candy and returned to the playground before we were missed by the nuns on patrol.  My Great Uncle Bill Gaskill would take my sister and I to Miss Mooney's store on Sunday mornings after mass.  We were each permitted to pick out twenty five cents worth of candy.  A nice size bag back then!"

Thanks to
Mike Majeski

Pete's Candy Store 8th & Caldwell St. ? - 1950's - ? "Seems all the guys in the neighborhood used to hang out there - Can still see the next generation taking our place - Pete had a heart of gold to put up with all of us. I think we all became "pin-ball" wizard's at his store playing the pin-ball machine."

Thanks to
Joe Grovola,

Pierce & Kuehfuss 8th & Edgmont Ave. ? - 1915 - ? "High grade confectionery manufacturer"

Thanks to their ad in the 1915 Chester High annual, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE

Price's Candy Store 9th St.

(between 9th & Tilghman & Central Ave.)

Willie "Brother" Price "'Brother' also operated several other variety stores in the community. One was on 9th St. (between 9th and Tilghman Sts., and Central Avenue). This was a candy and shoe shine store. The store was located across the street from the old Phil's Market."

Thanks to
Kim A. Brown,

Purity Candy Co. 630 Edgmont Ave. Geo. G. Strakes ? - 1918 - ? Thanks to their ad in the 1918 Chester High annual, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE
Queenie's 10th & Booth "Queenies was a confectionery store at the corner of 10th & Booth and was there for many years. Booth Street was one of the boundaries of Buckman Village. You could walk one block from Queenies and be in Buckman Village. The streets were Pine Lane, Meadow Lane, Clover Lane, and Pine Lane turned into Keystone Road."

Thanks to Carl for the information on Queenies and Buckman Village
Repetto Brothers 7th & Edgmont Ave. ? - 1917 - ? "Dealers of fancy fruits & candy"

Thanks to their ad in the 1917 Chester High annual, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE

Tucker's Candy Store Morton Ave. between 7th & 8th St.
Wishner's Candy Store 2000 block of Edgmont Ave. "It was on the way to St. Robert's School.  They had penny candy and the latest comic books.  A quarter could set you up real nice with a bag of candy during the 50's and early 60's."

Thanks to William J. Stoop,

(Click on the images to see the larger versions.)

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Photo of a Zangari sign courtesy of
Maria Zangari-Treesh,

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1953 Photo of a
Zangari's Water Ice Truck,
Jerry & Joe Zangari,
courtesy of Maria Zangari-Treesh,

Zangari Candy Store 4th & Franklin St. (North side of Franklin) Agazio "Gus" Zangari "Our grandparents were the owners of Zangari's water ice. My father also helped run the business when he was younger.I am attaching a photo of one of their old signs from the store."

Maria Zangari-Treesh, PookieGF@aol.com

"Some of my fondest memories of Chester included days in the summertime when my Grandfater, Agazio "Gus" Zangari, would take us out in one of his Zangari's Italian Water Ice trucks! To this day, I still get people asking me, "Are you related to Zangari's Water Ice?" Nothing beat my Grandparent's Water Ice, and to tell you the truth, I haven't tasted anything like it to date."

Greg Zangari, gzangari@ix.netcom.com

"I remember well the Zangari Water Ice tuck coming around my neighborhood! You're right about it being the best! Haven't had one as good since! If I remember correctly they had at times Licorice and Vanilla flavors. They were my favorites!"

Paul Crowther, pcrowther4@home.com



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