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Photo Find: Where in Freehold is This Funky Roof?

Tell us where you can find this wild architecture and share some information about the business it represents in the comments.

Photo Find: Where in Freehold is This Funky Roof?

This roof is pretty amazing and can be seen by drivers passing through Freehold. This structure with black and white checkers and funky shape stands above a building that hundreds of people go in and out of everyday.

Do you know where this outrageous roof is located?

If you have raised the roof in this building and know where this photo is from, tell us in comments. Bonus points if you can tell us some history or interesting information about the business it represents.

Answer to Photo Find 4/15

displayed the Freehold icon that represents located on Park Ave. in Freehold Borough. 

Seven Patch readers got the answer correct.

shared a lot of sweet history in the comments section. Below is a list of facts he shared:

  • Old Monmouth Candies was started in 1898 by Maurice Foosaner and a partner named Harris under the label "The Famous Home Made Peanut Brittle," still a favorite product of Old Monmouth Candies.
  • Later it became "Foosey's Famous Home Made Original Cris-P-nut Candy," made by Maurice Foosnaner alone.
  • The firm early on registered a trade mark of a woman in Colonial costume stirring a kettle over an open hearth stone fire place, with the slogan "So different from the ordinary."
  • Their cans, patented on January 30, 1923, were manufactured by the Passaic Metal Ware Co., of Passaic, NJ. Subsequent owners included Dey & Prest, who renamed the company "Old Monmouth Peanut Brittle."
  • An advertising card from the 1940s claimed "We Love to Mail Candy to You." It offered a one pound can of peanut brittle or a one pound can of walnut brittle, both sent for $2.00 postage prepaid. A one-pound can of peanut brittle alone cost 85 cents, a 2 pound can of peanut brittle $1.65.
  • It came from Old Monmouth Peanut Brittle Co., Park Avenue, Route 33, Freehold, N. J.
  • The building has been enlarged since the advertising card was issued, but the show room remains the same. The Prest family continues to own the company today. It has branched out into a full line of chocolates and other sweet confections.
  • Peanut Brittle remains a favorite product.

Thank you to all who submitted answers!

Think you can stump your fellow Freehold residents? Upload a Photo Find picture to this story or email it to Freehold Patch Local Editor Noel Aliseo at noel.aliseo@patch.com.

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