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Parting Shot: Continental Baking building

The old Continental Baking building on Broadway, between Post and Lincoln, is shown in a composite of two photographs: one taken in 2011 and one taken about 1930, when a Wonder Bread bakery was housed there. Jesse Tinsley, photo

Businessman David Ackerman, born in 1873, believed that factory bakeries would “hasten the day when the housewife shall bake no more.” He bought Spokane Bakery Co. in 1906 and started making changes. In 1909 he built the brick plant on Broadway between Lincoln and Post streets to make bread on a large scale. He believed only a mechanized plant could produce bread with proper sanitation, consistent quality and uniformity that customers demand. More here. Jesse Tinsley, SR

Have you ever baked a loaf of homemade bread?

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