Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
[key to Tobacco Row map]
1900 E Cary, Philip Morris building
Built 1893-1927, Philip Morris cigarette factory until about 1990
2800 E Cary, Climax warehouse
Built 1899, American Tobacco leaf storage
2100 E Cary, Edgeworth building
Larus & Brother Company (1921-25); later Edgeworth pipe tobacco factory. In 1925, WRVA radio began broadcasting from a studio in the warehouse
2200 E Cary, Carolina warehouse
Built 1900, American Tobacco; later P. Lorillard leaf storage
2201 E Cary, Consolidated Cigar building
P. Lorillard cigar factory (1926); later Consolidated Cigar
Whitlock branch cigar factory (ca. 1903) of American Tobacco; later P. Lorillard; then Philip Morris leaf storage
2400 E Cary, Cameron building
Cameron & Co. smoking tobacco factory (ca. 1885); later American Tobacco leaf department
2500 E Cary, Kinney building
Kinney & Co. (ca. 1885), by 1893 Allen & Ginter branch of American Tobacco; after 1911, American Tobacco stemmery and cigarette factory until 1980s
2600 E Cary, Lucky Strike building
Built 1929-30, American Tobacco cigarette factory made Lucky Strike and Pall Mall brands until 1981
Erected 2011 by Virginia Capital Trail.
Location. 37° 31.658′ N, 77° 25.337′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on Dock Street 0.1 miles west of Pear Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23223, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richmond Dock / Chapel Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Norfolk and Southern Bridge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 28th St Draw Bridge / Great Shiplock Canal (about 500 feet away); Water Quality in the James (about 500 feet away); Here Stood the Trigg Shipyard (about 500 feet away); Welcome to Chapel Island (about 600 feet away); Great Ship Lock (about 700 feet away); The Tidal James (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
More about this marker. Photo captions:
Women operating cigar rolling machines, ca. 1900 Cook Collection, Valentine Richmond History Center
Sorting tobacco leaves, ca. 1900
Notice the hogsheads (barrels) in the background in which tobacco was packed and transported from farm to factory. Cook Collection, Valentine Richmond History Center
Tobacco Row, ca. 1930
This photo shows many of Richmond’s major tobacco companies. In 1890, five tobacco firms merged to create the American Tobacco Company, which dominated the tobacco industry and Tobacco Row until a Sherman Antitrust lawsuit broke it up in 1911. The railroad yard (in the foreground of the photograph) was once the site of the Town Commons in the plan laid out by William Byrd in 1737. Valentine Richmond History
Workers next to machines for making plug tobacco, ca. 1900 Cook Collection, Valentine Richmond History Center
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 821 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 4. submitted on September 22, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 5. submitted on May 10, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.