Bachman & Forry Tobacco Warehouse
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
N 40° 01.752 W 076° 30.194
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Bachman & Forry Tobacco Warehouse is at Bank Alley, in Columbia Borough, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Waymark Code: WMPQK
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 09/06/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
Views: 22

The Bachman & Forry Tobacco Warehouse was built between 1893 and 1895. The structure is a three and one-half story building, 54 feet by 85 feet. Bales of tobacco were moved from floor to floor by a hand operated elevator measuring 8 feet by 8 feet.

The Bachman & Forry Tobacco Warehouse building was built to serve as a commercial storage building where the bales bought from area farmers were stored and sweated into proper condition.

In the 1930's, the warehouse became the property of the David Forry Tobacco Company.

Structure #: 79002252
Street address:
125 Bank Alley
Columbia, Pa. USA

County / Borough / Parish: Columbia Borough, Lancaster County

Year listed: 1979

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Commerce/Trade, Industry/Processing/Extraction

Current function: Antique Business

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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