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Location DB > United States > Virginia > Richmond > Lucky Strike Tobacco
 Name
Lucky Strike Tobacco
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 Database Info
created by ProductOfDetroit on 3/24/2004 6:00 AM
last modified by PorkChopExpress on 9/12/2008 5:11 AM
 Viewability
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This location has been labeled by its creator as Public, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
Large, several floors, 180-foot smoke stack, great city views
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Active
Accessibility: Forget it
Recommendation: not very exciting
 Physical Information
Address
In the Bottoms
Richmond, Virginia
United States
Owner:
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • air quality
  • Watch out for the door that leads to an open elevator shaft!
  •  Interesting Features
    Many cool things to look at. You can tell what certain rooms were used for by looking at some of the equiptment left over in the room. Large smoke stack on the roof.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • razor wire
  • dogs
  • part-time guard
  • 24 hour guard
  • locked gates
  • welded doors
  • wooden boarding
  • cameras
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1925
    Closed: 1987
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • Camera and Tripod
  •  Recommended Equipment

     History
    Headquarters for Lucky Strike Tobacco Inc.

    Lucky Strike was founded by R.A. Patterson in Richmond, Va. in 1871. He used the name Lucky Strike in reference to the Gold Rush days. He manufactured several types of tobacco products and offered them in tins of different sizes and shapes. Everything that would appeal to the tobacco user of the time. In 1903, Mr. Patterson sold Lucky Strike to W.T. Blackwell & Company of Durham, NC. Two years later, in 1905, the American Tobacco Company acquired the stock. After that period, Lucky Strike tins had "R.A. Patterson Tobacco Co. Rich'd Va." in the outer circle of the Lucky bulls-eye, and "American Tobacco Company, Successor" stamped on the side. Then in 1917, they removed the Patterson name, added "It's Toasted", and introduced the new Lucky Strike logo to their tins. They also used the new logo to start a new cigarette brand to compete with other popular brands of the day. Luckies were marketed in the same green pack until 1940. These are the packs you see with the word Cigarettes written in large gold letters under the red bulls-eye, taller on the ends and shorter in the middle.
     Media Coverage

     Future Plans
    Under renovation to become lofts.

    Update 9/11/08 - Renovation is complete. The structure is now apartments, condos, etc.
     Stories


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     Photo Galleries
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    Lucky Strike
    Wed, Mar 24th, 2004
    posted by ProductOfDetroit
    35 pictures
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    THD first visit
    Mon, Oct 4th, 2004
    posted by The Hitman's Daughter
    36 pictures
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    some history
    Fri, Oct 8th, 2004
    posted by The Hitman's Daughter
    11 pictures
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    THD second visit with descriptions
    Sun, Oct 10th, 2004
    posted by The Hitman's Daughter
    33 pictures
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    Robofuture early construction
    Wed, Feb 15th, 2006
    posted by robofuture
    109 pictures
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    Update 9/11/2008
    Fri, Sep 12th, 2008
    posted by PorkChopExpress
    4 pictures
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    Historic postcard and photo
    Wed, Nov 12th, 2008
    posted by PorkChopExpress
    2 pictures
     


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     Panoramas

    THD - machine room
    Sat, Oct 9th, 2004
    posted by The Hitman's Daughter


    THD - 2nd machine room
    Sat, Oct 9th, 2004
    posted by The Hitman's Daughter
     Web Links
    http://www.richmon...s_lucky_strike.php
    http://www.antique...g.com/history.html
    http://www.grpva.c...mment-04winter.pdf
    http://www.wclynx....kystrikegreen.html
    http://www.oldands...09/tobacco-6.shtml
    http://www.cbc-ral...c_lucky_strike.htm

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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 8/4/2014 7:25 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Aug 4 14 at 19:25, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Aug 4 14 at 16:15, EatsTooMuchJam deleted 8 pictures from gallery But paradise may take me twice
  • on Nov 13 08 at 3:52, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Nov 12 08 at 19:43, PorkChopExpress updated gallery Historic postcard and photo
  • on Nov 12 08 at 19:43, PorkChopExpress added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Nov 12 08 at 19:42, PorkChopExpress created a new gallery
  • on Sep 12 08 at 16:15, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Sep 12 08 at 5:50, PorkChopExpress updated gallery picture P1010117.JPG
  • on Sep 12 08 at 5:50, PorkChopExpress updated gallery picture P1010115.JPG
  • on Sep 12 08 at 5:49, PorkChopExpress updated gallery picture P1010113.JPG
  •  Forum Threads about this Location
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    You must log in for this feature to work.Lucky Strike TV Adsnorth014661/25/2005 5:37 PM by north
    You must log in for this feature to work.Excellent photos'Dukes012213/25/2004 11:48 PM by 'Dukes
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