Southern Biscuit Company

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Southern Biscuit Company
Southern Biscuit Company Building Richmond VA1.jpg
Southern Biscuit Company post-renovation in 2015
Southern Biscuit Company is located in Virginia
Southern Biscuit Company
Southern Biscuit Company is located in the United States
Southern Biscuit Company
Location900 Terminal Pl., Richmond, Virginia
Coordinates37°33′46″N 77°28′04″W / 37.56278°N 77.46778°W / 37.56278; -77.46778Coordinates: 37°33′46″N 77°28′04″W / 37.56278°N 77.46778°W / 37.56278; -77.46778
Area3.295 acres (1.333 ha)
Built1927 (1927)
ArchitectFrancisco & Jacobus Engineers and Architects
NRHP reference #12000546[1]
VLR #127-6693
Significant dates
Added to NRHPAugust 22, 2012
Designated VLRJune 21, 2012[2]

Southern Biscuit Company, also known as Interbake Foods, Inc. and Famous Foods of Virginia (FFV), is a historic factory building located in Richmond, Virginia. The original section was built in 1927, and is a six-story, reinforced concrete building. It was subsequently expanded four times through 1951. The building features a water tower and distinctive roof-top sign. The sign has three rows of letters spelling "HOME OF", "FFV", and "COOKIES AND CRACKERS". The facility closed in 2006.[3]

A 2014 renovation transformed the factory into a 178-unit apartment building. The Cookie Factory Lofts complex covers 240,000 square feet and incorporates unique features of the former bakery.[4]

The Southern Biscuit Company Building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 8/20/12 through 8/24/12. National Park Service. 2012-08-31.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  3. ^ Bryan Clark Green (March 2012). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Southern Biscuit Company" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying five photos
  4. ^ Hazard, Carol (November 14, 2014). "Interbake opens as Cookie Factory Lofts". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 5 May 2015.

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The Southern Biscuit Company Building in September 2014, before its renovation and conversion