Downtown Dairy

While on business in Richmond Virginia, I looked down a side street and saw a strange but very cool building.

historic buildings

Built in 1914, the Richmond Dairy Company building remains one of Richmond’s best examples of the creativity and eccentricity of respected Richmond architecture firm Carneal & Johnston. The building was commissioned by the prosperous Richmond Dairy Company, which was started in 1890 by dairymen J.O. Scott, A.L. Scott and T.L. Blanton. The chain grocery stores and cardboard cartons forced the Richmond Dairy Company out of business in 1970, but the forty-foot tall milk bottles on either side of the front entrance to the building remain. The building has served many uses over the years, including its current form as rental apartments. – Photos courtesy me.  Text courtesy of:

Richmond Dairy Apartments

Richmond history

Richmond Dairy Apartments


15 thoughts on “Downtown Dairy

  1. Hey there,just went thru Virginia but avoided the city,went around about way,so didn’t get to see these past histories

  2. my daughter went to VCU. we love richmond. were you able to see the old train station? It’s beautiful. once in a while i’ll drive the 90 miles just to have lunch at Joe’s Tavern and walk around for a few hours. Great photos.

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