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Schulze Baking Company


This morning, Frank Jump posted this photo of a faded ad for Schulze's Butternut Bread. And thanks to a Metra debacle, this morning I had to take the Rock Island train instead of my regular train, which serendiptiously brought me within two blocks of the old Schulze Bakery. My hurried photograph of the building (at 55th and Wabash) is shown above. Butternut was baked there until 2004, before the owners shut it down. I'm not sure what business (if any) operates there now, but at least the building is still standing, and the Schulze name is still emblazoned across the top.

January 2, 2013 in Chicago Observations, History, Photography | Permalink


Is this from the train platform? Can't wait for a close-up Mr. DeMille.

Posted by: Frank Jump at Jan 2, 2013 11:06:16 AM

No, just from the overpass as the train crossed 55th at about 40 mph. Schulze is a national historic landmark - just google "Schulze Baking Company" and you'll find far better images than mine.

Posted by: Pete at Jan 2, 2013 12:17:27 PM