Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pohlig Box Factory - Before and After

Pohlig Box Factory, August 1973:

Pohlig Box Factory, June 2012:

Top photo courtesy of VCU Libraries


  1. My grandmother used to work here and would walk to the bus stop to catch a bus for work. She lived at 301 north 25th street at the time. I loved visiting her. Loved the St. Johns church. I used to walk there and sit to eat a snack as this had the most grassy area, also was a much safer time.
    I noticed that there was scratchings in the brick along the bldg. to the entrance and was told that those scratchings came from people waiting in line for a job? Hard to make out all of the scribble, but 1930 was a time scratched there. Just wondering if you have info on the scratching in brick.


    1. I've never heard of the scratchings in the brick before, very cool.

  2. Knew the Pohligs well, went to church & school with a bunch of the Pohlig kids - great people.