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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.

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Author: 
Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Urbanna Public Library (Old Tobacco Warehouse)", [Urbanna, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-PE30.6.

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

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