American Tobacco Historic District

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The American Tobacco Historic District is a multi-use redevelopment district in downtown Durham, North Carolina. It occupies several former tobacco warehouses. Nearby, but not part of the 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 is formerly 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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American Tobacco". Durham, NC official website. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 

External links[edit]

American Tobacco Historic District official website