The brothers Morris and Solomon Schinasi established their company in Kavala in 1905 and built the tobacco warehouses in Eleftherias Square. This was the company’s large complex of tobacco warehouses and offices, which it is believed were designed by the famous architect William Burnet Tuthill, just as the company’s New York offices were. The former office building on Eleftherias Street, an elegant two-floor building in the Beaux Arts style, today houses the Decentralised Administration of Macedonia and Thrace. One can still see the company’s name and trademark on the building.
The tobacco warehouses are located on Makedou Square, also known as Millet Square, the square that is most representative of the tobacco era, which was the central square of the tobacco workers’ rallies and mobilisations before and after the liberation of Kavala in 1913. Along with the tobacco warehouses around and on Eleftherias Square, on its west side, it forms a unique example of industrial architecture.