Columbian Block

Columbian Block (HMR88)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
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N 37° 32.111', W 77° 26.024'

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The Columbian Block at the dawn of the 20th Century. This building, probably erected in 1871 to house the grain and Cotton Exchange, also housed the original "Sam Miller Exchange Cafe." The business of the Richmond Commodities Exchange was conducted on the third floor until the mid 1900's. A new "Sam Miller Exchange Cafe" opened in October, 1973 after many decades of disuse.

This plaque erected through the cooperation of the Reynolds Metals company, the William Byrd Branch, APVA, and the City of Richmond.
HM NumberHMR88
Placed ByReynolds Metals Company, APVA, and City of Richmond
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 8:43pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284966 N 4157028
Decimal Degrees37.53518333, -77.43373333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.111', W 77° 26.024'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 6.66" N, 77° 26' 1.44" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 Shockoe Slip, Richmond VA 23219, US
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