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Cavanaugh's Restaurant (Reynolds Candy Store)

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Reynolds Candy Store
1924, Clarence R. Hope. 703 N. Market St.
  • Cavanaugh's Restaurant (Reynolds Candy Store)

This facility was said to be among the finest candy stores in the country, with one of the longest soda fountains anywhere, measuring seventy-five feet along the south wall. Two hundred persons could be served lunch in one sitting. A counter on the north wall displayed 500 varieties of Reynolds candies. The mezzanine was used for dances. American Car and Foundry provided interior woodwork. Outside was an ornate terra-cotta facade fronted by a bronze marquee by the local firm, William Shinn and Company, with bulbs to bathe the front in a flood of light. Display windows were framed in walnut. Ice cream was manufactured in the basement and candies upstairs in facilities that included mechanically cooled chocolate coating rooms. Sold in 1955, the building today houses a restaurant.

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W. Barksdale Maynard
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W. Barksdale Maynard, "Cavanaugh's Restaurant (Reynolds Candy Store)", [Wilmington, Delaware], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/DE-01-WL23.

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Buildings of Delaware, W. Barksdale Maynard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008, 100-100.

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