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192-0013 Moss Tobacco Factory *Delisted

Moss Tobacco Factory
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/19/1978

NRHP Listing Date 05/21/1979

NPS property number 79003054

Delisted from VLR on 03/19/1997

Delisted from NPS on 03/19/2001

An impressive relic of the antebellum tobacco industry, the 3 1/2 story Moss Tobacco Factory was erected in two stages during the 1830s. It housed a manufacturing operation until 1862. After the Civil War, bankruptcy necessitated the sale of the property. The factory continued as a tobacco warehouse until the Virginia Southside market became concentrated in Danville. The  vacant building was conspicuously sited on Main Street (now Virginia Avenue) in Clarksville in Mecklenburg County. Its future uncertain at the time of its listing in the registers, the building was demolished at the direction of the property owner in 1980.


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

Updated October 31, 2019