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Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

American Tobacco Co. Warehouses

1899 - 1901

 
 
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By William J. Toman, February 26, 2012
1. American Tobacco Co. Warehouses Marker
Inscription. These two buildings are the most substantial warehouses built in Madison to house the processing of leaf tobacco. From the Civil War until the 1940s, leaf tobacco was among Dane County's most lucrative crops. The tobacco grown in Wisconsin was typically used for chewing and cigar smoking, a hugely popular men's pastime before cigarettes eclipsed cigars after WW I. In their heyday over 350 men, boys, women and girls worked in these two buildings during the six month winter season.

Designated March 2, 1992
 
Erected 2012 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 98.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 3.927′ N, 89° 23.49′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lorillard Court and Findorff Court, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 738 Lorillard Court, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brittingham Boat House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Doris Farmhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away);
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By William J. Toman, February 26, 2012
2. American Tobacco Co. Warehouses Marker
The marker is to the right of the main entrance of the southwest building.
Milwaukee Road Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dowling Apartments (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wiedenbeck-Dobelin Warehouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Nolen Causeway (approx. 0.3 miles away); La Follette House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Washington Grade and Orthopedic School (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Also see . . .
1. Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the building (pdf). (Submitted on February 29, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 

2. Urban Land Interests. Description of Tobacco Lofts, the apartments that currently occupy the buildings, including some history (pdf). (Submitted on February 29, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 

3. Urban Land Interests. Further information on Tobacco Lofts, including photos and a newspaper article. (Submitted on February 29, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & Commerce
 
American Tobacco Co. Warehouses Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, February 26, 2012
3. American Tobacco Co. Warehouses Marker
This is another view of the main entrance of the southwest building, with the northeast building visible to the right.
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By William J. Toman, February 26, 2012
4. American Tobacco Co. Warehouses
This is a view of the courtyard between the two buildings.
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By William J. Toman, February 26, 2012
5. American Tobacco Co. Warehouses
This is a view of the northwest end of the northeast building.
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By William J. Toman, February 26, 2012
6. American Tobacco Co. Warehouses
This is a view of the northeast ends of both buildings.
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By William J. Toman, February 26, 2012
7. American Tobacco Co. Warehouses
This is a view of the southwest building from the west.
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By William J. Toman, February 26, 2012
8. American Tobacco Co. Warehouses Marker
This is a view of the southwest building from the south.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 510 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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