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Location DB > United States > Virginia > Richmond > Cookie Factory
Cookie Factory
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created by becckeez on 9/6/2020 9:02 PM
last modified by becckeez on 9/9/2020 7:59 PM
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A large multi-floored Cookie Factory building from the 1920s with easy roof access and great views of Broad Street.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Repurposed
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
900 Terminal Place
Richmond, Virginia
United States
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • air quality
  • squatters
  •  Interesting Features
    At the time, the building had wide-open factory floors with beautiful open glass windows. The upper floors stilled smelled sweet and had that fantasctic abandoned smell mixed with sugar <3

    Roof access was easy and gave great views of Broad Street and the nearby Science Museum.

    It was a squat house for some homeless folks, but overall it was a simple building to visit and full of fun photo opportunities.

     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • locked gates
  • wooden boarding
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1927
    Closed: 2008
     Required Equipment
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment

    This building served as an industrial center for the Southern Biscuit Company under Famous Foods of Virginia starting in 1927. The company operated out of this building in Richmond, VA until 2008. Specifically, the company specialized in baking the popular Girl Scout cookies that are known nationwide.

    Many of us from Richmond have fond memories of driving down Broad Street and suddenly hitting the "sweet spot", of sugary scents wafting through the area.

    Due to its popular place in the city's heart, the building was renovated into lofts so that we can all still enjoy the light and bright scenery the building provides to the growing city scene there.
     Media Coverage

    News article (2013): https://richmond.c...-c426dd50d0f5.html

    News article (2017): https://richmondbi...-project-wraps-up/

     Future Plans
    You can live here now! Check it out by googling "Cookie Factory Lofts Richmond VA" or click the link

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     Photo Galleries
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    The sugar stained floorboards of 2010
    Sun, Sep 6th, 2020
    posted by becckeez
    25 pictures

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     Web Links
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    Wiki: https://en.wikiped...rn_Biscuit_Company


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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 9/11/2020 8:57 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Sep 11 20 at 8:57, Steed validated this location
  • on Sep 9 20 at 20:03, becckeez added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Sep 9 20 at 20:03, becckeez updated gallery picture fotoz2950-2
  • on Sep 9 20 at 20:03, becckeez deleted picture 405270 from gallery The sugar stained floorboards of 2010
  • on Sep 9 20 at 20:03, becckeez updated gallery picture fotoz2948
  • on Sep 9 20 at 20:02, becckeez deleted picture 405268 from gallery The sugar stained floorboards of 2010
  • on Sep 9 20 at 19:59, becckeez made this location available
  • on Sep 9 20 at 19:59, becckeez changed the following: Media Coverage, Web Links
  • on Sep 9 20 at 19:59, becckeez changed the following: History, Interesting Features, Web Links
  • on Sep 9 20 at 16:48, becckeez changed the following: Year Closed
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