Haverford Cycles 1896-1924

Existed where they created a line of popular Black Beauty bicycles. They later made motorcycles and record players: the twin ingredients that became Rock’n’roll.

Knickerbocker Ice company 1855-1924

Dates back to the 19th century and was one of the greatest ice powerhouses in the country. Cool stuff, literally.

Clarion Record Manufacturing 1944-1976

Pressed 78 RPM shellac records until RCA created the technology for the 45 RPM record, of which they were one of the first independent manufacturers in the world.

Smaltz-goodwin Co. 1911-1933

The Smaltz Building was built in 1911 for the Smaltz-Goodwin company, one of the most popular manufacturers of stylish women’s shoes in Philadelphia and beyond.

Hershey’s 1876-1882

Milton Hershey’s first business was a candy and candle shop here on Spring Garden, first opened in 1876 when he was just 18 years old. After moving to Lancaster to try his hand at caramel, he later went on to create the world’s most iconic chocolate company.

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