History of The Shrimp Factory Building
The building at 313 East River Street was built during the winter months of the years 1823 through 1826 to serve as a warehouse for cotton, resin, and other products. All of the beams, stones, and brick, which you see in the building, are original. Ceiling beams and rafters are heart-pine from this area and the Savannah-gray bricks were handmade. The top floors were added in 1850.
An advertisement in the April 29, 1848 issue of the Georgian called the attention of "our capitalists" to the building's sale and stated that the property "...contains 150 feet front on the Savannah River and has 3 commodious brick stores upon it fitted for counting rooms, and as receptacles for Cotton, 3000 bales of which may be conveniently stored therein. The lot is a very central one, and is next adjoining the wharf where Minturn's Cotton Press is situated, which of course, makes it more convenient for vessels taking in freight..."
Today, instead of cotton bales, you will find the locally owned Shrimp Factory. Dining is casual, our famous signature recipes always consistently delicious; served to you in a friendly, professional manner.
Cheryl Power invites you to visit often to enjoy the atmosphere, the view, and some regional culinary delights.
Come...Watch the Ships Go By!