Looking southwest down Chocolate Avenue, 1976.
|Other name(s)||U.S. Route 422|
|East end||Pennsylvania Route 3017|
|West end||Hersheypark Drive|
|South||East Governor Road|
Chocolate Avenue is a street in Hershey, Pennsylvania, that runs past the original Hershey's Chocolate Factory, and is considered to be the main street of the town. It runs from Hersheypark Drive to the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 3017, at which the road continues as Main Street. Most of Chocolate Avenue is a segment of U.S. Route 422.
The name of the street was picked by Milton Hershey himself. He picked names for many streets in the town that related to chocolate.
Chocolate Avenue is known for its street lamps that are shaped like Hershey's Kisses. These unique lamps were first erected in 1963. Some of the kisses are shown as being wrapped, and some as unwrapped, alternating between these two designs. These lamps can also be found on Park Avenue. In 1990, the need to replace the wrappers for the lamps became noticeable.
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