Snyder grocery store served the needs of the Chestnut Street neighborhood


This house on Chestnut Street formerly served as the neighborhood's source for groceries. The P.M. Snyder grocery store was operated first by Walt Chandler's grandfather, then his father, David Chandler. Walt said the store was still in operation when he graduated from MU in 1954.

Walt said that the grocery store entrance was the door on the right, and the door to the left was the entrance to the home.

When a boy, he was in charge of maintaining the penny candy counter, which was five levels high. The family also sold pickles from a barrel.

Click here to see a 1949 photo of a neighborhood grocery store at Seventh and Colfax.

To read more about the P.M. Snyder grocer store on Chestnut Street, click here

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