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Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Candy Shop on Main Street ~



Cummings Candy Shop  ca. 1920

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Even a youngster alive when this picture was taken is damn near 100 years old today. Anyone?

Anonymous said...

I probably had candy their 70 years ago. The vanilla butter creams shaped like pyramids. And my introduction to chocoloate ice cream sodas! So delicious, my sad feelings the last time I was in Butler, a long time ago now, and the soda fountain no longer worked. And remember for 25 cents you could buy a small paper bag with 5 cashews in it. What memories. I heard it is a coffee shop now.

Anonymous said...

Last time I was in there some years ago it was a coffee shop. However Bob Cummings was still making candy and there was some on display,not as much as years ago but still homemade goodies.

Bob Dorcy

Anonymous said...

How about that Peanut Brittle!!!!

Anonymous said...

I remember going in the shop when I was in Jr. High in the 50's. I always used to get a cherry phosphate at the soda fountain. It was always dark so you could make out if you had a girl friend. For the life of me I can't remember what a cherry phosphate is other than it had lots of sugar. Ha! Ha!

Anonymous said...

Too bad they don't fix the soda fountain. I don't know why they don't.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't there also a candy shop on, I think, Cunningham Street down in the area of where the Unemployment office is/was located?

Anonymous said...

yes,the Sugar Bowl.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it funny that most people call the employment office the un- employment office? I guess their glass is half empty.

jerry.friedman said...

There was also Peter's Chocolates that had an animated character stirring a vat of chocolate in the store front.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Peters on Jefferson near Chestnut street?

Bob Dorcy

Anonymous said...

Yes, Peter's Chocolates is still there. It is across the street from the Jefferson St. Apartments.

Anonymous said...

Cummings also makes Easter candy

Anonymous said...

I think I heard that they were
working on that soda fountain. It
may be working by now.

Anonymous said...

Everyone went to Cummings during intermission and after the JD dances at the Armory and then the YMCA.
The noise would get so loud that Mr Cummings would drop a large tray to try to quiet everyone.

Anonymous said...

Doctor Clark (his name is on the side door leading to the second floor) was killed when he went to check on his oil wells and his coat got got in the machinery.