American Cigar Factory

Also known as: Stone Manufacturing Company Building
E. Ct. St., Greenville, South Carolina


American Cigar Factory, Right Oblique

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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The American Cigar Factory was one of the largest brick buildings in Greenville when it was constructed ca. 1902 by the American Improvement Company. This building was one of five factories the American Cigar Company located in the South. Situated in the heart of the central business district, it employed 150 girls and young women when it began production. The four-story, rectangular brick building features doors and windows with segmental arch openings. Each of the segmental arched window openings contains two double-hung sash windows that are divided by mullions and have six-over-nine lights. The low-pitched gable roof has a projecting eave supported by large tie beams and sleepers. The floors are supported by wooden posts. It is one of the largest brick masonry buildings remaining in the downtown area and reflects the industrial growth of Greenville at the turn of the century. Listed in the National Register July 1, 1982. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 1, 1982
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Areas of significance
Commerce; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Manufacturing facility
Current function
Period of significance
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Update Log 

  • September 10, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Street View" and Imported Photo
  • September 10, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller