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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

Gerald Moorhead et al.

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