The document you see below is an invitation to the opening of the Richter Bakery on
Broadway Street in .
The invitation is dated August of 1941 just months before San Antonio, Texas Pearl
Harbor. It was given only to a select number of city officials and
William and Emma Richter opened the first Richter's Bakery in downtown
in 1882. Richter expanded his business in 1912 when he bought the Butter Krust
franchise. Richter and his sons also entered the pastry business by forming Colonial
Cakes in 1925. San Antonio, Texas
For many years, the Butter Krust baker gave tours of this facility to a countless number of school children including myself. The
Street facility ended production in 1997 and the
Richter's Bakeries Corporation was officially dissolved. The building remained
vacant for years but is now part of the city’s renewal program.
I bought this document recently at a local estate sale. It appears to be an original as found in the
. University of Texas San Antonio Libraries Special Collections