Globe Tobacco Company Building
Other Name: Globe Tobacco Building
407 East Fort Street
Detroit, MI 48226
Public Access: Yes
National Register Date: November 13, 1985
About the Globe Tobacco Company Building
The Globe Tobacco Company Building is the oldest tobacco manufactory extant in Detroit. The Globe Tobacco Company was founded in 1871 by O. P. Hazard, Thomas McGraw, Hiram Walker, and William Moore. By 1888 the Company had this building built to house its expanding operations. In 1891, tobacco was the number one industry in Detroit and Globe Tobacco was one of the top five manufacturers. The Globe Tobacco Company exported across North and South America and to Great Britain, although its best business came from the northwest and northeast of the United States. The Company went out of business in 1925."