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Southern Cotton Oil Company (Richmond Cotton Oil Seed Company)

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Richmond Cotton Oil Seed Company
c. 1950. 1401 Jackson St.

Located near the junction of the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado Railway and the GC&SF Railway on the west edge of Richmond, this cotton oil complex consists of four geometrically determined production and storage sheds. The easternmost is a pyramid; the other three horizontally stretched pyramids, all capped with monitors and sprouting trussed conveyer lines. The sheds monumentalize the historical significance of cotton to Richmond's economy.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Gerald Moorhead et al.

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