| Durham MRA|
29 September 2000
| Roughly bounded by W. Pettigrew St., Blackwell St., Willard St. and Carr St., Durham, North Carolina|
1874 (1874), 1899, 1911
Italianate, Romanesque, Art Moderne, et al.
Durham Bulls Athletic P, Museum of Life and Science, Duke Lemur Center, Eno River State Park, Sarah P Duke Gardens
American Tobacco Historic District is a historic tobacco factory complex and national historic district located at Durham, Durham County, North Carolina. The district encompasses 14 contributing buildings and three contributing structures built by the American Tobacco Company and its predecessors and successors from 1874 to the 1950s. Located in the district is the separately listed Italianate style W. T. Blackwell and Company building (1874-1880, c. 1904). Other notable contributing resources are the Romanesque Revival style Hill Warehouse (1900), Washington Warehouse (1902–07), the Lucky Strike Building (1901–02), and Reed Warehouse; Noell Building (c. 1930); Power Plant and Engine House (1929–39); and the Art Moderne style Fowler (1939) Strickland (1946) and Crowe (1953) buildings.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000 as the American Tobacco Company Manufacturing Plant.
Nearby, but not part of the multi-use redevelopment district, is the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, the studios of Fox 50, and the Durham Performing Arts Center. The Historic District is part of a large urban renewal project in downtown Durham designed to bring residents, businesses, and shoppers to the formerly blighted downtown area. The campus had been the headquarters of the American Tobacco Company, once the largest manufacturer of cigarettes in the United States. The mostly abandoned campus was purchased by the Capitol Broadcasting Company in 2001 as part of a plan to redevelop downtown Durham.
American Tobacco Historic District Wikipedia