132 Laporte Avenue
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128 Laporte Ave – Creamery
“JOHNSTON CREAMERY CHANGES HANDS
Controlling Interest is Purchased By D. C. Robinson, Formerly of Denver. The controlling interest in the Johnston Creamery company has been sold by Walter C. Johnston to D. C. Robinson. The deal was closed on Friday of last week and the new manager has taken charge of the establishment. The business change is the cause of no little surprise as it was not generally known that Mr. Johnston was considering such a move. The new manager of the creamery is a very young man but he is old in experience. He has been connected with ice cream, butter and bottled milk business for many years. Until lately he made his home in Denver, but for a year or more had been in San Francisco. He has taken active control of the plant here and promises to keep up the efficiency for which the Johnston company has made a reputation. Mr. Johnston has not yet decided what he will do and has no plans for the future. He built up a business here from a small beginning, starting out with a little ice cream plant on Laporte avenue. As the business increased he enlarged his plant and the name of his ice cream is known all over the northern part of the state.” (The Weekly Courier, January 9, 1914) [Delno C. Robinson was born 18 Feb 1890, which would make him 23, almost 24, when he took over the business.]
“A. H. and D. C. Robinson, of the Johnston creamery company, are grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Nichols.” (Fort Collins Courier, February 18, 1920)
The creamery appears to have kept the Johnston name which appears in ads all the up way through February 1925.