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Elm Farm building
 Notorious Elm Farm Building Once Housed World's First Supermarket
by Anthony Sammarco

The building at 600 Columbia Road was once the home of the world's first supermarket. The owners of the store, which was established in the 1920s, went on to found the Purity Supreme chain.

Article published in Dorchester Community News 29 June 1990

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