Lorillard Snuff Mill
Lorillard Snuff Mill
Lorillard Snuff Mill in 2008
|Location||Snuff Mill Road, New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx, New York|
|Area||5 acres (2.0 ha)|
|Architect||F. Lorillard Co.|
|NRHP Reference #||77000935|
|Added to NRHP||December 22, 1977|
|Designated NHL||December 22, 1977|
The Lorillard Snuff Mill now known as the Lillian and Amy Goldman Stone Mill, is the oldest existing tobacco manufacturing building in the United States. It was built around 1840 next to the Bronx River to replace an earlier building of the same function. The schist that makes up its walls was quarried locally. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977 and is located inside the New York Botanical Garden, itself an NHL.
The Lorillard firm was founded by Pierre Abraham Lorillard in 1760. His two sons took over after he was killed during the American Revolutionary War, and they moved the firm to this location in the Bronx. They also built a stone cottage and stables nearby. The land was purchased by New York city in 1884 and was transferred to the New York Botanical Gardens in 1915. It became a team room in the 1950s. The building had a $10.5 million restoration in 2010 and is now used for staff offices and a catering facility.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- "Lorillard Snuff Mill". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-15.
- George R. Adams (December 1976). PDF (474 KB). National Park Service. and PDF (1.90 MB)
- Kirsch, Abigail. "The Snuff Mill Gallery". Abigail Kirsch. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
- Dunlap, David W. "From Tobacco Leaves to Wedding Bouquets, 169 Years in the Bronx". February 8, 2009. New York Times. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
- New York Botanical Garden
- Abigail Kirsch description including photos and floor plans
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. NY-462, "Lorillard Snuff Mill, Botanical Gardens, Bronx Park, Bronx, Bronx County, NY", 2 photos, 4 measured drawings, 1 photo caption page, supplemental material
- NHL application describing the history of the building
- NYC application of historic preservation