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Gronemeier Bakery, Bloomington November 1935

Inside of Gronemeier bakery, 1935.

From the late 1920s to the mid-1940s, W.H. Gronemeier operated a bakery at the northwest corner of East and Front streets (the old building is long gone and the site is now part of the Government Center complex).
In 1935, you could bring your Thanksgiving turkey to Gronemeier’s and have it baked “to a queen’s taste.” The cost for such a service? Fifty cents, or more than $8.50 today, adjusted for inflation.

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

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