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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

127-6145 Southern Stove Works

Southern Stove Works
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 03/16/2005

NRHP Listing Date 05/26/2005

NPS property number 05000480

The Southern Stove Works, constructed in 1902, typifies industrial purpose-built architecture, with some elaboration above and beyond the strictly utilitarian. The complex, arising near crucial rail lines, retains sufficient architectural integrity to this day to convey its historic function as a facility for manufacturing and storing the company’s complete line of stoves. Southern was one of the two largest stove companies in Richmond, an important city in the South for stove manufacturing, including cast and sheet metal products. In 1920–1921, J.P. Taylor Leaf Tobacco Company purchased and occupied the complex, utilizing it as a manufacturing facility for tobacco hogsheads and tobacco storage, part of a far-flung empire of tobacco trading. The complex is the only remaining architectural legacy of Southern Stove Works.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated November 15, 2018