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Edgeworth Building black and white

The Edgeworth Building: From Tobacco to Tenants

Built in Richmond’s Tobacco Row in 1925, The Edgeworth Building was the original headquarters of Larus & Brother Tobacco Company.

Tobacco Row was named for a collection of tobacco warehouses and cigarette factories located along the James River in historic Shockoe Bottom directly adjacent to downtown Richmond, Virginia.

The area was vacated by the tobacco companies in the late 1980s. Following the completion of Richmond’s James River Flood Wall in 1995, led by Richmond developer William H. Abeloff, many of the old warehouses of Tobacco Row were modernized and converted into developments of loft apartments, condominiums, offices, and retail space along part of the restored canal system.

Old Rendering of Edgeworth Building

The Edgeworth Building was redeveloped from a tobacco factory into a state-of-the-art Class A office building.

The three-phase development included upgrades to the windows, lobby, and elevators along with a build-out of a Class A creative office. The final phase of the redevelopment included the construction of a two-story parking garage across Cary Street.

Original packaging for Edgeworth Tobacco