I was driving through Stafford the other day for an upcoming post, and happened upon a building I didn’t recognize. Generally when I drive around I have a nice mental GPS going, if you will. I can envision what buildings, landmarks, etc.. are coming up and surrounding me. Not an extraordinary feature by any stretch of the imagination but as you can assume retail enthusiasts’ mental GPS’s have far more information related to buildings and landmarks than most other folks around us. That’s why I felt very caught off guard when I saw the Ashcraft European Bakery building. For many years I was unable to figure out what this building previously had been. You see I had driven up and down 1092, and 90-A most of my life, but with the constant construction in the area, I just couldn’t recall what had been here. Obviously the building had been patched up at some point with a new facade, but I just couldn’t figure it out. I tried searching newspaper archives, using historical imagery, and reaching out to friends on the inside to no avail. This building sat unsolved for some time, that is, until one day Google Maps updated their Streetview imagery adding back some older shots that been deleted when the underpass was built at this corner. The 2008 photos clearly identified this as a…… well I’ll leave that for you to click on if you want to know. For everyone else, lets continue and start looking through the photos I took.