W. T. Blackwell and Company

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Bull Durham Tobacco Factory
W.T. Blackwell & Co. Tobacco Factory, circa 1895
W. T. Blackwell and Company is located in North Carolina
W. T. Blackwell and Company
Location 201 W. Pettigrew St., Durham, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°59′38″N 78°54′16″W / 35.99389°N 78.90444°W / 35.99389; -78.90444Coordinates: 35°59′38″N 78°54′16″W / 35.99389°N 78.90444°W / 35.99389; -78.90444
Area less than one acre
Built 1873 (1873)
Architectural style Italianate
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 74001346[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 10, 1974
Designated NHL December 22, 1977[2]

See Bull Durham Smoking Tobacco for the popular tobacco brand produced by W.T. Blackwell and Company.

W.T. Blackwell & Co. Tobacco, best known as the original producer of Bull Durham Tobacco was a tobacco manufacturer in Durham, North Carolina.

The W.T. Blackwell Company was started as a partnership between W.T. Blackwell and Julian S. Carr. Construction of the main factory building was completed in 1874.

The Blackwell tobacco factory in Durham was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977.[2][3] It is included in the American Tobacco Company Manufacturing Plant historic district.



  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b "W. T. Blackwell and Company Tobacco Factory". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  3. ^ Ralph J. Christian (December 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: W. T. Blackwell and Company Tobacco Factory / Bull Durham Tobacco Factory" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying three photos, exterior, from 1976 PDF (32 KB)