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American Tobacco Campus, Durham

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The American Tobacco Historic District is a historic tobacco factory complex and national historic district located in 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.
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  • the American Tobacco district is so fun to walk around and have a meal or drink. they were so creative with the use of old building materials and building a fun space. 
    the American Tobacco district is so fun to walk around and have a meal or drink. they were so creative with the use of old building materials and building a fun space.  more »
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  • It's really cool what they've done here! The "factory district" feel has been preserved, and history of the place acknowledged. But the newness is phenomenal. Modern office and creative spaces inside old warehouses. Shops and restaurants interspersed. Walk over to the Bulls' stadium or sit out by the waterway for some r&r.
  • Such a gorgeous use of space. Being from N.E. I can tell you we'd never be able to enjoy such a well thought out renovation of an entire area. Too many hands in the basket so-to-speak. LOVE the water features and flowing water. Great open spaces to enjoy and gather in. And the businesses are amazing as well. KUDOS!

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