1200 Block East Cary Street

1200 Block East Cary Street (HMR82)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
Country: United States of America

N 37° 32.141', W 77° 26.05'

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Because of Shockoe Slip's convenience to both canal and rail transport, many different businesses contributed to its economic make-up. Some of the buildings in this block housed concerns that would be expected in the area, such as a cigar manufacturer and commission merchants. There were, however, others with more exotic specialties—a dealer in oils, a vinegar company, and a "fancy grocer and confectioner." All moved in and out of these buildings during the last hundred and twenty years. Several feed and grain merchants, a large wholesale liquor supplier, and the first Richmond office of the National Biscuit Company also occupied these buildings. This mercantile evolution resulted in a neighborhood exhibiting the levels of history and visual complexity that made the revitalization by businesses and restaurants on this block successful.
HM NumberHMR82
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 3:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284929 N 4157084
Decimal Degrees37.53568333, -77.43416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.141', W 77° 26.05'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 8.46" N, 77° 26' 3.00" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200-1298 VA-147, Richmond VA 23219, US
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