Tuesday’s Photo: “Wonder Bread”

by Borderstan.com April 12, 2011 at 4:45 am 1,484 0

Shaw, Wonder Bread factory,

From our Flick reader pool: “Wonder Bread” was shot by lauralauramc on April 3. The former Wonder Bread plant is in Shaw.

From Luis Gomez. You can follow Luis on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos and at One Photograph A Day.

Photos of the Day are pulled from the Borderstan Reader Photos pool on Flickr.

Today’s photo, “Wonder Bread,” was taken by lauralauramc on April 3. The location is the closed Wonder Bread factory at 641 S Street NW in Shaw.

The Washington City Paper had an interesting article on the building (and other closed Wonder Bread factories in the United States) in July 2010. As of last month, the building appears to be structurally unsafe. However, the DC Preservation League is planning its 40th Anniversary party at the old Wonder Bread factory on April 21.

From Wikipedia: “Wonder Bread is the name of three North American brands of white bread: One produced by George Weston Bakeries in Canada, another by Hostess Brands in the United States, and the third by Grupo Bimbo in Mexico. Wonder Bread was originally produced by the Taggart Baking Company of Indianapolis, Indiana and debuted on May 21, 1921, after a blind promotion with ads that only stated a “Wonder” was coming on May 21, 1921.”

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