Bowers Brothers Coffee and Tea Building

Bowers Brothers Coffee and Tea Building (HMR87)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
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N 37° 32.103', W 77° 26.046'

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104 Shockoe Slip

Richmond's flour, milled here in Shockoe Slip, was known all over the world for its high quality. On their return from delivering flour and the popular Virginia tobacco, ships were laden with coffee, tea, and exotic spices, which were then sold by commission merchants here in the Slip. The Bowers Brothers Building takes its name from a coffee and tea processing and brokerage firm that occupied it from 1912 until 1956. This straightforward commercial structure, which usually housed leaf tobacco dealers and manufacturers of fertilizer, is also interesting because of its own evolution. After the 1865 Evacuation Fire destroyed an earlier structure, the first three floors of the current building were erected in 1870. The top two floors were added in the early twentieth century, attesting to the commercial vitality of this neighborhood at that time. Adapted for present-day use, the building now contains apartments and retail stores on the ground floor.
HM NumberHMR87
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 5:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284933 N 4157014
Decimal Degrees37.53505000, -77.43410000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.103', W 77° 26.046'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 6.18" N, 77° 26' 2.76" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 104 Shockoe Slip, Richmond VA 23219, US
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