Bright Leaf Historic District

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Bright Leaf Historic District
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Bright Leaf Historic District is located in North Carolina
Bright Leaf Historic District
Bright Leaf Historic District is located in the United States
Bright Leaf Historic District
LocationRoughly bounded by W. Peabody St., Duke St., Minerva Ave., N&W RR, Corporation St., Ligget St., Morris St. and W. Loop, Durham, North Carolina
Coordinates36°00′06″N 78°54′21″W / 36.00167°N 78.90583°W / 36.00167; -78.90583Coordinates: 36°00′06″N 78°54′21″W / 36.00167°N 78.90583°W / 36.00167; -78.90583
Area34 acres (14 ha)
Built1884 (1884)
Built byWilliam H. Linthicum, William Jackson Hicks
Architectural styleItalianate
NRHP reference No.99001619[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 30, 1999

The Bright Leaf Historic District is a national historic district located at Durham, Durham County, North Carolina. It encompasses 22 contributing buildings and seven contributing structures in an industrial section of Durham. The majority of the buildings were built from the 1870s to the World War II period, and are massive two- to four-story structures, usually rectangular in form with flat or very shallow gable roofs and of fireproof construction with brick exteriors. Notable buildings include the B. L. Duke Warehouse (late 1870s), the Italianate style W. Duke Sons and Company Cigarette Factory (1884), Liggett and Myers Office Building, Chesterfield Building, Flowers Building (1916), Imperial Tobacco Company Factory (1916), White Warehouse (1926), and five Romanesque Revival style buildings built by The American Tobacco Company trust—Walker Warehouse (1897), Cobb Building (1898), O'Brien Building (1899), Hicks Warehouse (1903) and Toms Warehouse (1903).[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Claudia R. Brown (May 1999). "Bright Leaf Historic District" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-10-01.

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