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KA Shtaf's tobacco factory description and photos - Russia - Volga region: Saratov. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The third most important product in Saratov (after salt and flour), the production of which was established and profitable, was tobacco. At the end of the nineteenth century, the most successful tobacco enterprises were the K.A. Shtaf factory and the I.Z. Levkovich factory. The complex of buildings of the K.A. Shtaf tobacco factory, still functioning, is a landmark and history of the city.
The first mention of the factory dates back to 1828, when a descendant of German colonists Kondraty Shtaf gets acquainted with the tobacco business in St. Petersburg and purchases the first production machines. With the light hand of Prince S.B. Golitsyn, who at that time was Russia's ambassador to the United States, the first tobacco seeds - "Virginia" and "Maryland" were brought to the Trans-Volga region. Hussar regiment, located in Saratov, was the first consumer of expensive and high-quality tobacco grown in the province. In 1898, the Shtaf tobacco factory, headed by the son of the founder, required new, more spacious premises for developing production.
In 1900, a new factory building was built at the intersection of Dvoryanskaya (now Rabochaya) and Gubernskaya (now University) streets , equipped with new equipment and machines, and Shtaf becomes the largest manufacturer of tobacco products. The house where the son of the founder of the tobacco business, Kondraty Shtaf, lived, is still preserved and is located on Proviantskaya Street.
In 1915, the grandson of the founder of the tobacco factory sells a tobacco production with stone, wooden, non-residential and residential premises competitor I.Z. Levkovich. In 1918 the factory was nationalized,
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