Spotlight on Green Front Furniture’s Building #9

With 2′ thick brick walls, Building #9 is one of three restored tobacco warehouses used by Green Front Furniture.  The warehouses were owned by Dunninging and Paulette (post-Civil War era), one of the largest air curing tobacco facilities in the world at the time.  The tobacco was sent to Petersburg, down the Appomattox river through a lock system by bateaux.  The bateaux were pulled back to Farmville by mules.  These tobacco warehouses were the center of business in Farmville and thought of as “where Farmville began.”

Building #9 has four floors packed with some of the most beautiful furniture made.  Manufacturers found in Building #9 include: