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Dick's Place (Amelia Warehouse Company)

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Amelia Warehouse Company
c. 1889; 20th-century additions. 9001 Factory St.
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

This building was constructed for the Amelia Warehouse Company, an enterprise dominated by Petersburg businessmen who bought and sold tobacco. Like most small tobacco companies, it bowed to the might of the early-twentieth-century monopolies and in 1909 sold out to the Imperial Tobacco Company of Great Britain. In 1936 the building was sold to a geologist who had a semiprecious stone mine in Amelia County. He later sold it to the Birtcherd Dairy. The striking two-story building is of rough-faced, coursed stone with a slate roof capped by a square monitor. Single-story additions have been attached to serve its current use as a tire shop.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee

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