A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 17, 2009

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: Bakery
A bakery (also called baker’s or bakehouse) is an establishment which produces or/and sells bread, pies, pastries, cakes & cupcakes, biscuits, cookies, muffins, rolls, doughnuts, etc. Many retail bakeries are also cafés, serving coffee and tea to customers who wish to enjoy the freshly baked goods on the bakery’s premises. Bakers work there.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Main Entry: bak·ery
Pronunciation: \ˈbā-k(ə-)rē\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural bak·er·ies
Date: 1758
: a place for baking or selling baked goods

(Oxford English Dictionary)
[f. BAKER + -Y: see -ERY.]
A place for making bread; the whole establishment of a baker. Also, a shop where baked products are sold. U.S.
c1820 14th Rep. Hist. MSS. Comm. App. 1832 F. TROLLOPE Dom. Manners Amer. I. 85 There are no..shops for eatables except bakeries, as they are called.
1842 DICKENS Amer. Notes iv. 153 Every ‘Bakery’, ‘Grocery’, and ‘Bookbindery’, and other kind of store.
1857 E. ACTON Eng. Bread-Bk. 40 Converting the small bakeries, conducted on the old system, into mechanical bakeries.
1872 YEATS Techn. Hist. Comm. 116 Public bakeries were established in 1276.
1923 K. D. WIGGIN Garden of Memory 112, I bought my luncheon at a different bakery every day.

Google Books
The writings of George Washington from the original manuscript sources, 1745-1799
By George Washington, John Clement Fitzpatrick, David Maypole Matteson, United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission
Published by U. S. Govt. print. off., 1931
Item notes: v. 18
Pg. 411 (The year 1780—ed.):
Independent of the apartments for the sick, there must be one or more kitchens; an apothecary’s shop; a magazine for drugs and remedies;an oven; a bakery.

20 September 1803, Balance and Columbian Repository (Albany, NY), pg. 305:
On the morning of the 9th inst. a fire broke out in the Bakery of a Mr. Frazer, in Cliff Street, New-York, which destroyed ten dwelling-houses.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Bakeries/Food Stores • (0) Comments • Tuesday, March 17, 2009 • Permalink