American Tobacco

American Tobacco in Durham

The American Tobacco Historic District is a significant tobacco factory compound and national historic district located in Durham, North Carolina. The district includes 14 contributing buildings and three contributing structures built by the American Tobacco Company and its predecessors and successors from 1874 to the 1950s. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000 as the American Tobacco Company Manufacturing Plant. The mostly abandoned campus was purchased by the Capitol Broadcasting Company in 2001 as part of a plan to redevelop downtown Durham. Currently the historic place is used to host concerts, weddings, conferences and other various events. American Tobacco in Durham, NC includes the American Tobacco Campus, Diamond View, DPAC and Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Within the District, you'll find restaurants, entertainment, office space, the American Underground startup incubator, WUNC Public Radio, the Full Frame Theater and much more. Although cigarettes are no longer manufactured in Durham, the American Tobacco Historic District preserves the physical legacy of one of America's great entrepreneurial success stories.

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