Posts Tagged ‘Drake’s Bakeries’

1933 yearbook ads: Who is still in business?

January 20, 2009

Looks like Barnes & Noble is the only one—and at the same location on lower Fifth Avenue. That’s still their textbook branch; it opened in 1932, a year before this yearbook page from Xavier High School, a Jesuit academy in Chelsea, was published.


The New York Band Instrument Co. and Lou J. Harris Tuxedos are long gone; an NYU dorm occupies their former storefronts on East 14th Street. And Rowan’s Ice Cream—established in 1867!—is also history.

I wonder about Drake Bakeries on Clinton Avenue in Brooklyn. Could it be the same Drake’s that begat Devil Dogs, Yodels, and other lunchbox treats later in the 20th century?