History in East Village

1038 North Ashland Avenue

Oh Henry Candy Bar

In 1920, the fledgling Williamson Candy Company introduced a new confection known as the Oh Henry candy bar.  By 1923, the Oh Henry was the best-selling treat in the country.  Headquartered here at 1038 North Ashland Avenue, the Williamson Candy Company was producing a half a million Oh Henry bars every nine hours. 

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