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Grant Tobacco Factory

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1853, Samuel Freeman. 1900 E. Franklin St.

In large, warehouselike buildings such as the Grant factory, slave laborers stemmed, flavored, and pressed plug tobacco. Scottish-born architect-builder Samuel Freeman built a number of these factories. The Yarborough Factory at 25th and Franklin streets is another example.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Grant Tobacco Factory", [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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