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Manassas Feed Mill / Southern States Manassas Cooperative
Prince William Co. | Virginia | USA | 1907/1908
Township: Manassas District. | Watersource: Electric powered.


Manassas Feed Mill / Southern States Manassas Cooperative
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/30/2012

This mill was built in 1907-08 by C. A. S. Hopkins to house the Hopkins Candy Factory, a firm that was established in 1900.

Manassas Feed Mill / Southern States Manassas Cooperative
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/30/2012

Hand-dipped chocolates were one of several types of candies produced here until 1916.

Manassas Feed Mill / Southern States Manassas Cooperative
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/30/2012

By 1917, the Candy Factory closed and the building was adapted for the Manassas Feed and Milling Co. The mill was later sold to the Southern States Manassas Cooperative in the 1930's.

Manassas Feed Mill / Southern States Manassas Cooperative
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/30/2012

In June of 1980, Southern States sold the building to Canton & Mae Merchant to be used as a tire warehouse. The Merchant family donated the building to the city of Manassas in 1998.

Manassas Feed Mill / Southern States Manassas Cooperative
Picture: Unknown c. 1950's

It was restored in 2001 and since has housed the Center for the Arts of Greater Manassas.The upper words on the brick endwall say: USE WHITE ROSE FLOUR. The lower lettering is: SOUTHERN STATES MANASSAS COOPERATIVE.

Directions: Located at 9416 Battle Street, Manassas, Va
 
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