ORANGEBURG OUT OF THE PAST

Peoples Baking Co., 1937: The Peoples Baking Company started out as the Ayers Bakery in the 1920s on Broughton Street. When it was acquired by Robert H. Jennings, Sr. and Perry Smoak in the 1930s, it became the People’s Bakery. Later it was known as Palmetto Baking Co., and its main products were the Sunbeam bread lineup. Today it is known as Bimbo Bakeries. Shown above is one of the ovens in 1937.

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