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Location DB > United States > North Carolina > Charlotte > Paper Company
Paper Company
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created by Drooldog on 9/24/2008 11:37 PM
last modified by solstice on 10/25/2012 10:09 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.

 Basic Information
Type: Warehouse
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: - select -
Recommendation: not very exciting
 Physical Information
Charlotte, North Carolina
United States
Owner: City of Charlotte
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • Glass
  •  Interesting Features
    One of the last remaining buildings of Uptown Charlotte industrial days. If your skinny you can get in just remember it is highly visible location.
     Security Measures
  • welded doors
  • wooden boarding
  • Metal Frame windows
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1937
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  • Something to knock glass out that is sticking out
  •  Recommended Equipment

    1)The Virginia Paper Company Building is significant as one of the last large industrial building to be constructed close to the center of the city of Charlotte, relying on freight rail service.

    2) Designed by New York architect Walter Dabney Blair, the Virginia Paper Company Building is significant as an extremely well preserved and largely unaltered example industrial architecture from the 1930s. ( Has AWESOME mushroom columns in it)

    3) The Virginia Paper Company Building is an important reminder of the evolution of parts of Third Ward, from a mixed-race residential neighborhood at the beginning of the 20th century, to a largely industrial and commercial neighborhood by the middle of the century.

    The Virginia Paper Building employed fire-proof construction. The solid brick exterior walls surround reinforced concrete slab floors and roof, which are supported by poured concrete mushroom columns. These noncombustible materials combined with metal frame doors and windows, resulted in a virtually fire-proof building shell. These elements of a fire-proof design became popular in the 1920's and were the culmination of over one hundred years of technical advances.

    Here is the link where this info and TONS more came from as I feel it is better to copy and paste then re-write in my own words.

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     Future Plans
    Set to be demolished for future baseball stadium plans

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    Wed, Sep 24th, 2008
    posted by Drooldog
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 6/30/2014 8:00 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jun 30 14 at 8:00, Steed validated this location
  • on Jan 21 13 at 14:03, Opheliaism conditionally validated this location
  • on Oct 25 12 at 22:09, solstice changed the following: Status, Accessibility
  • on Jan 3 10 at 14:47, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Oct 1 09 at 20:19, Opheliaism conditionally validated this location
  • on Jul 1 09 at 1:44, Steed conditionally validated this location
  • on Mar 30 09 at 4:09, Opheliaism conditionally validated this location
  • on Dec 19 08 at 2:56, Emperor Wang conditionally validated this location
  • on Dec 16 08 at 7:51, Steed validated this location
  • on Dec 14 08 at 13:15, Drooldog added some pictures to a gallery
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