Ground was broken here today for the construction of what will be one of the finest bakeries in Mississippi, when work started on the new home on Howard Street of the Colvard Bakery. Contract for the store building was recently awarded to Howell & Pearce, of Greenwood, while the special construction work on the bakery and ovens went to Buhrkob Oven Company, of New York City.
The new home of the bakery, long located on Market Street, will be of brick and stone, reinforced by concrete and steel, and when completed by June 1, will be a splendid addition to lower Howard Street, it fitting in between the Moore and McDavid Company and Pillow Hardware Company.
M. W. Colvard, proprietor of Colvard's Bakery, in speaking of the new building, which will be 64 feet wide by 128 feet long, is enthusiastic over his location and prospective structure. Plans were drawn by Frank R. McGeoy, Greenwood architect. The front of the building will be very ornamental with stone and mat face brick. Plate glass windows are specified.
The contractors announce that work will proceed uninterrupted and hope to complete the building before the date specified. The special construction on the ovens will require some time and this work is to be done by one of the largest oven firms in the country. However, construction of that part of the building cannot begin until the rest of the structure is completed.
When completed and occupied, this will be one of the most modern baking plants in the state and will greatly increase the capacity of the plant. Special lighting features will assure the bakers of plenty of light and the quarters will be large and airy.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, March 26, 1928