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Rood Candy Company Building

Rood Candy Company Building
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Rood Candy Company Building is located in Colorado
Rood Candy Company Building
Rood Candy Company Building is located in the US
Rood Candy Company Building
Location408-416 W. 7th St., Pueblo, Colorado
Coordinates38°16′23″N 104°36′43″W / 38.27306°N 104.61194°W / 38.27306; -104.61194
Area0.6 acres (0.24 ha)
Built1909
NRHP reference #84000882[1]
Added to NRHPMay 17, 1984

The Rood Candy Company Building is a historic manufacturing plant of the or Rood Candy Company in Pueblo, Colorado. It was built in 1909 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]

The company was founded by Aaron Rood, who was born in Windham County, Connecticut in 1845. He served in Company B, Ninety-Second Illinois Infantry, during the American Civil War. He moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1872 and to Pueblo in 1895. He helped build the Pueblo Cracker and Confectionary Company which was sold to the American Biscuit Company in 1891. He founded the Colorado Confectionery Company in the early 1900s which became the Rood Candy Company around 1910. It was one of the leading candy manufacturers in the state, operating up to the late 1930s.[2]

There is a main building and also a second contributing building, which is a gable-roofed stable.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b James F. Munch (December 23, 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Rood Candy Company Building / Rood Candy Company". National Park Service. Retrieved September 7, 2018. With accompanying four photos from 1984