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Richmond Cold Storage Warehouses

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1911. 401 N. 17th St.
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

The reinforced concrete structure of this complex of refrigerated warehouses is hidden by brick cladding. This portion of Shockoe Bottom is largely taken up by food processing and cold storage facilities which clustered here in the nineteenth century because of the railroads and are evidence of major commerce in produce and meat.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Richmond Cold Storage Warehouses", [Richmond, 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, 194-194.

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