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Commercial Building (Gravely and Miller Tobacco Factory)

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Gravely and Miller Tobacco Factory
1883, Thomas B. Fitzgerald. 227 Lynn St.

This four-story brick building was one of the plug and twist tobacco factories that sparked Danville's economy in the 1870s. By 1885, some smoking tobacco also was manufactured in the building. Like most factories dating from this period, it is relatively simple and unadorned but does have a slightly more complex plan than usual. Its decked parapets are signatures of the prolific Fitzgerald's industrial designs. The windows are now bricked up.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Commercial Building (Gravely and Miller Tobacco Factory)", [Danville, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 369-369.

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