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Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1201 East Cary Street

 
 
1201 East Cary Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 5, 2011
1. 1201 East Cary Street Marker
Inscription. This building, now the home of the popular Tobacco Company Restaurant, was originally built in 1866, just one year after the Evacuation Fire. Erected during the most difficult period Richmond has ever experienced, the structure was considered especially amazing, during that time of extreme economic hardship, for its size.

For decades it serviced the nearby James River and Kanawha Carnal as a warehouse for groceries and, in the 1870s, for tobacco. Even after the demise of the canal, this particular warehouse was able to remain active because of its proximity to the railroad depots, which had become the hub of commercial activity. Included in the area’s renovation for retail and restaurant trade in the 1970s, this building was reborn as a fashionable, modern eating establishment which is known for its 19th-century charm.
 
Location. 37° 32.146′ N, 77° 26.079′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Cary Street (Virginia Route 147) and South 12th Street, on the right when traveling east on East Cary Street. Click for map. Marker is on the northwest corner of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 East Cary Street, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Tobacco Company Restaurant (E Cary St & S 12th St) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 5, 2011
2. Tobacco Company Restaurant (E Cary St & S 12th St)
of this marker. 1200 Block East Cary Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Commercial Block (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bowers Brothers Coffee and Tea Building (about 300 feet away); 1300-1304 East Cary Street (about 300 feet away); Columbian Block (about 300 feet away); Gallego Mills (about 400 feet away); Powers-Taylor Building (about 400 feet away); Inside A Flour Mill (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
More about this marker. On top is an early 20th-century photograph of the building courtesy of the Valentine Museum.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Shockoe Slip, Richmond. (Submitted on March 5, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. The Tobacco Company Restaurant. (Submitted on March 5, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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