Domenick “Dom” Sylvester (1898-1964), an Italian immigrant, and his wife Margaret (DeSalvo) Sylvester (1905-1992) purchased an existing dairy at #1109 N. Croton Avenue in about 1928. They acquired the business from prominent local businessman Clem Crisci, who had bought it back in the fall of 1916. The Sylvester family delivered milk and sold ice cream from this location for many years. Domenick and Margaret Sylvester retired in the early 1950’s and turned the business over to their children. Their son Raymond Sylvester, daughter Eleanor (Sylvester) Juliano, daughter Dorothy (Sylvester) Smith, and other family members managed the dairy for many years. Dorothy’s husband Walter “Smitty” Smith was a well-known milkman with the company. (1953)
Sara Beth #
Is there any way to purchase prints or copies of these advertisements?
Jeff Stull #
I have an old pic of my Grandfather W.C. Stull in the dairy with two workers dated May, 1930. Grandad managed the dairy at that time.