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Scale, O'Brien Warehouse, Second Floor, 2006.James B. Duke's mighty American Tobacco Company finished building the O'Brien Warehouse in 1899, the same year they acquired the smaller, St. Louis based, Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company. Twenty-two years later the U.S. Supreme Court found the American Tobacco Company guilty of being business monopoly, a violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890. As a result of that ruling, American Tobacco Company was divided into four companies: the American Tobacco Company, R.J. Reynolds, P. Lorillard and Liggett & Myers Tobacco..

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Scale, O'Brien Warehouse, Second Floor, 2006.James B. Duke's mighty American Tobacco Company finished building the O'Brien Warehouse in 1899, the same year they acquired the smaller, St. Louis based, Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company.  Twenty-two years later the U.S. Supreme Court found the American Tobacco Company guilty of being business monopoly, a violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890.  As a result of that ruling, American Tobacco Company was divided into four companies: the American Tobacco Company, R.J. Reynolds, P. Lorillard and Liggett & Myers Tobacco..