Kraft Foods Company, est. 1923

Museum Artifact: Kraft Cream Cheese Wood Cartons, c. 1930s

Made By: Kraft Foods Company, 505 N Sacramento Blvd., Chicago, IL [Humboldt Park], Factory at 500 Peshtigo Court

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6 thoughts on “Kraft Foods Company, est. 1923

  1. My grandfather Claude Connelly worked for Kraft Cheese from the 1920’s until sometime around 1940. He started out working with Norman Kraft in a basement in Chicago. He helped set up their plants and production lines in Green Bay and Freeport. I wonder if there are any old photos of those days that my grandfather might be in. He also got work for his brothers and sisters in Freeport during the Depression.

  2. My Dad worked at this building from the time it was built until he retired. (43 years) The original building was near the Wrigley Building before they opened the one on Peshtigo Court. When I was growing up in the 50’s the headquarters was in that building as well as a stinky factory. I am not sure if they made the cream cheese there but whatever it was it smelled!

  3. My father worked at Kraft Foods in Chicago in the early 1950’s. Where would the factory have been located at that time. Trying to work it into my ANCESTRY INFORMATION. I truly would appreciated help in this. Thank you.

  4. My great-grandfather William A Stanger worked as a machinist at the Peshtigo Ct plant for many years, retiring in the early 50s, I think. I have a number of photos from what looks like a retirement party, but I’d like to know more.

  5. I worked for Kraft from 1972 until 1989. Although I don’t profess to know everything about Kraft I do have a working knowledge of the Transportation/Distribution side of the business including some of the not so famous product introductions that didn’t fare so well. I will be happy to share my experiences with you and be part of this project.
    Thank you in advance.

    1. my great great realitive worked there since oct, 10 1949 Mrs. Ledford and got a letter of recommendation she was always punctual

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