Going to Merita, circa 1930's

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Going to Merita, circa 1930's

Going to Merita, circa 1930's

by:
jtracy
March 29, 2017

Staff at the American Bakery Company pose for a company photo holding signs inviting the public to come to the Merita Barbecue and the Merita Weiner Roast.

According to Eve Bacon's Orlando A Centennial History, the American Bakery Company purchased the Reed Baking Plant in May of 1925, located at the corner of South and Hughey Streets. Merita Bakery Company broke ground September 21, 1960 for its plant at Harding Avenue and Division Street.

Photo courtesy of the Robert Byrd Family Archives.

 

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