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Olympia Candy Co. (Kalamazoo, Mich.)



Based on newspaper articles, the Olympia Candy Co. operated from roughly 1910 to 1965. The company originally occupied a building in Portage, MI, but relocated to Kalamazoo in 1916. The building they moved to had been previously occupied by the Strand Company. The business suffered a fire in 1934 in the basement, resulting in a floor cave in and about $30,000 in damages. Waitress needed help ads can be found in Kalamazoo Gazette issues in the 50s and 60s.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Olympia Restaurant Papers

Identifier: RH-A-4309
Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of two menus from the Olympia Candy Co. restaurant in Kalamazoo, MI. The first menu is circa 1920 and the second menu is from the 1938 season.

Dates: approximately 1920, 1938 seasons