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In honor of International Coffee Day, we remember the Nestle Factory, which was located on South Columbus Street in Sunbury. Originally known as the Sunbury Co-Operative Creamery Co, which was built in the late 1800s, then changed names to the John Wildi Evaporated Milk Company, was sold to Nestle in 1919. The factory was noted for producing products such as butter, cheese and evaporated milk. The Sunbury factory had also expanded into the instant coffee and instant tea market. Nestle was the first factory to create Nestea in 1946. In 1981, Nestle had created a 5 story addition at $27 million to decaffeinate coffee beans to their operation. The Sunbury Nestle factory was set to close down at the end of 1993 due to Nestle deeming decaf coffee was no longer popular. The Nestle building came down in 2011. (Source: Big Walnut History, The Delaware Gazette; Lenny Lepola and Polly Horn) ... See MoreSee Less

In honor of International Coffee Day, we remember the Nestle Factory, which was located on South Columbus Street in Sunbury. Originally known as the Sunbury Co-Operative Creamery Co, which was built in the late 1800s, then changed names to the John Wildi Evaporated Milk Company, was sold to Nestle in 1919. The factory was noted for producing products such as butter, cheese and evaporated milk. The Sunbury factory had also expanded into the instant coffee and instant tea market. Nestle was the first factory to create Nestea in 1946. In 1981, Nestle had created a 5 story addition at $27 million to decaffeinate coffee beans to their operation. The Sunbury Nestle factory was set to close down at the end of 1993 due to Nestle deeming decaf coffee was no longer popular. The Nestle building came down in 2011. (Source: Big Walnut History, The Delaware Gazette; Lenny Lepola and Polly Horn)

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My family owned a house across the street from Nestle’s for 54 years.

My great grandfather worked at Nestle in Sunbury!

It always smelled so delicious to me

My mom also worked at Nestles in Sunbury.

Growing up in sunbury and going to school right beside the factory I’m pretty sure is the reason I detest the smell and taste of coffee.😅

My great aunt work there when was creamery. My dad work for nestle for 45 years. And several of my relatives did too

My Dad's neighbor operated a painting supply company there near the end.

My dad Terry Fravel and Larry Hubbard closed it down.

I remember the aroma of coffee driving by

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Did you know...In 1933 the First National Bank at 26 North Sandusky Street went to extraordinary means to protect itself from John Dillinger and his gang. The Delaware Gazette, in a front page article, described how the bank had been turned into a fortress. Windows were covered in bullet-proof screen, bank tellers would be in a bullet-proof glass cage and microphones would be used to communicate with customers. Five-ply glass would be more than an inch thick, tested to withstand both pistol and sub-machine gun fire. The top of each cage was lined with sharp steel spikes. Above the spikes were rows of wire charged with 1,500 volts of electricity. All doors were electronically controlled. Money and bank books were placed on revolving steel bullet-proof trays which tellers would turn with a crank. Employees were issued gas masks. The alarm system was not only placed on the front of the building, but also was tied to both the police office and the sheriff's office. Dillinger and his gang had already robbed a bank in Bluffton, Ohio and the locals wanted to be prepared . In 1934, Dillinger was fatally wounded while leaving a Chicago theater. His gang died or served their prison term in the Ohio Penitentiary. The John Dillinger wanted poster in the Delaware post office was removed. The authentic poster is a part of the Delaware County Historical Society's collection.
(Source: Delaware County Historical Society publication; Delaware County Historian, Vol 55, Issue 2. Author Brent Carson.
Image source: Google)
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Did you know...In 1933 the First National Bank at 26 North Sandusky Street went to extraordinary means to protect itself from John Dillinger and his gang. The Delaware Gazette, in a front page article, described how the bank had been turned into a fortress. Windows were covered in bullet-proof screen, bank tellers would be in a bullet-proof glass cage and microphones would be used to communicate with customers.  Five-ply glass would be more than an inch thick, tested to withstand both pistol and sub-machine gun fire. The top of each cage was lined with sharp steel spikes. Above the spikes were rows of wire charged with 1,500 volts of electricity.  All doors were electronically controlled. Money and bank books were placed on revolving steel bullet-proof trays which tellers would turn with a crank. Employees were issued gas masks. The alarm system was not only placed on the front of the building, but also was tied to both the police office and the sheriffs office. Dillinger and his gang had already robbed a bank in Bluffton, Ohio and the locals wanted to be prepared . In 1934, Dillinger was fatally wounded while leaving a Chicago theater. His gang died or served their prison term in the Ohio Penitentiary. The John Dillinger wanted poster in the Delaware post office was removed. The authentic poster is a part of the Delaware County Historical Societys collection.
(Source: Delaware County Historical Society publication; Delaware County Historian, Vol 55, Issue 2. Author Brent Carson.
Image source: Google)

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My father pumped gas and checked their oil in Ashley.

I have a historical article from Sarber in Kenton as he was in the area of kenton

That’s some good history!!!

Thanks for sharing.

Radnor High School Senior Class Picture 1942
FIRST ROW - LEFT TO RIGHT:
EUGENE R. ROSS - FAC.
A. J. KAUBER - FAC.
SECOND ROW - LEFT TO RIGHT:
JAMES BRATTON - FAC.
BETTY SHELLY - FAC.
SAMUEL S. LOYER - SUPT.
D. H. THOMAS - PRIN.
JEAN PICKENS - FAC.
C. E. HATCH - FAC.
THIRD ROW - LEFT TO RIGHT:
STANLEY ROBERTS - PRES.
GLADYS HUMMEL - V. PRES.
ELEANOR C. HUSTON - FAC.
GEORGIA BISHOP - SECY.
JUNE PARROTT - TREAS.
FOURTH ROW - LEFT TO RIGHT:
PHYLLIS JEAN MORIS
THOMAS OSBORNE
LEAH HEDGES
LA VERNE LANDES
BOBBY JONES
RUTH SKINNER
BETTY ROSS BROWN
PHYLLIS DECKER
HAZEL CHAFFIN
VIVIAN DOWNING
MARY HOFFMAN
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Ron Gabriel

Welcome to the war boys.

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