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Location DB > United States > Tennessee > Memphis > American Snuff Company
 Name
American Snuff Company
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 Database Info
created by Dark_Aaron on 10/21/2020 12:42 AM
last modified by Dark_Aaron on 8/3/2022 8:06 AM
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 Overview
 Description
* Under renovation *
Update 8/3/22: Renovation is almost completed.

Building is pretty empty but has a nice roof view.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Active
Accessibility: Difficult
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
Address
700 N Front St
Memphis, Tennessee
United States
Owner: Billy Orgel
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • site workers
  •  Interesting Features
    Building is pretty empty but has an amazing view of the Snuff District from the roof.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • razor wire
  • part-time guard
  • locked gates
  • active renovation site
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1912
    Closed: 2012
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • binoculars
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment

     History
    The company was started by a Knoxville grocer, Martin J. Condon, Sr., who relocated to Memphis and built the factory. By 1955 the company was the second largest snuff manufacturer in the U.S., employing 500 workers at the Memphis plant. It diversified into other areas of agribusiness in the 1950s and ‘60s, but continued to use the buildings until 2012
     Media Coverage
    https://www.commer...roject/2853773001/
     Future Plans
    In 2019, new owner Billy Orgel announced plans for a 55-acre mixed-use development in this district and along Wolf River Harbor’s east bank, with the renovation of the American Snuff Company building (sometimes called the Conwood Building) as its centerpiece. It would include about 600 apartments, 43 homes, 80,000 square feet of office space, up to 12,000 square feet of retail, and a harbor-side park and river walk. The Varsity Spirit organization has announced plans to move into the Conwood Building following its renovation.
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     Web Links
    https://www.memphi...historic-district/
    https://en.wikiped...ican_Snuff_Company
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 8/3/2022 8:48 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Aug 3 22 at 8:48, Steed validated this location
  • on Aug 3 22 at 8:06, Dark_Aaron made this location public
  • on Aug 3 22 at 8:06, Dark_Aaron changed the following: Status, Accessibility, Recommendation, Description
  • on Oct 23 20 at 7:19, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Oct 21 20 at 2:24, Dark_Aaron updated gallery 901 Urbex It
  • on Oct 21 20 at 1:00, Dark_Aaron made this location available
  • on Oct 21 20 at 0:59, Dark_Aaron swapped pictures 0 and 5
  • on Oct 21 20 at 0:59, Dark_Aaron added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Oct 21 20 at 0:58, Dark_Aaron updated gallery 901 Urbex It
  • on Oct 21 20 at 0:56, Dark_Aaron created a new gallery
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