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Urbanna Public Library (Old Tobacco Warehouse)

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Old Tobacco Warehouse
c. 1760, c. 1938, 1969. Virginia St.

The library is a one-and-one-half-story brick structure which originally served as a storehouse for tobacco awaiting shipment. Constructed for factor James Mills, the building sits on a full basement and has large openings at each end, which facilitated the handling of tobacco. The long wooden porch is a reconstruction undertaken by the APVA after it purchased the property in 1938. Since 1969 the warehouse has served as the local library.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Urbanna Public Library (Old Tobacco Warehouse)", [Urbanna, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 342-342.

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