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Cigar Factory
Cigar Factory
Cigar Factory is located in South Carolina
Cigar Factory
Location in South Carolina
Cigar Factory is located in the United States
Cigar Factory
Location in the United States
Location 701 East Bay St., Charleston, South Carolina
Built 1882
Architect A. D. Lockwood & Company
Architectural style Victorian commercial
NRHP reference No. 80003658

The Cigar Factory is a building on the National Historical Register. Located at 701 East Bay Street, Charleston, South Carolina, USA, it was constructed in 1881 and opened in 1882 as the Cotton Mill of Charleston. In 1912, it was purchased by the American Cigar Company who converted it into a cigar factory that was the largest private employer in Charleston during the 1930s. In the 1940s, it was the location of the Civil rights strike where the civil rights anthem "We Shall Overcome" emerged.

Mill 1882
The Cotton Mill of Charleston opened in late 1882.

A $30 million redevelopment of the structure began in 2014. By 2017, the factory was mostly leased. Current businesses in the building include restaurants, salons, and an event venue.

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