May 25, 2014 Building series: the Wonder Bread factory—now the Skverer Yeshiva
Site: Formerly bread factory / now Skver yeshiva
Location: 97 Heyward Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Twitter user TrafficAdvisory writes,
According to Shulem Deen, a former Skver Hasid, when he was in this Yeshiva there was still the enormous conveyor oven from the Wonder Bread factory. Says Deen
When I was teenager here (1988-1990), a couple of us found a hidden door in the basement area, which led into an *enormous* space, dark and empty except for a long, dusty, rusted conveyor oven. It was like something I’d never seen before, and it amazed us to stumble upon this relic of an iconic American breadmaking factory, right underneath our ‘bes medrish’.
It would be great to get a picture of the oven if it is still there, a relic of the past, transitioned into such a different environment!