Tobacco


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Built in 1950, the Chesterfield Building was billed as the world’s most modern cigarette factory. The state of the art manufacturing facility was toured by […]

Annual Meeting 2017


Join Preservation Durham, Tom Whiteside (Durham Cinematheque), and the Smith Brothers of UNEXPOSED, for a screening and conversation on Tobaccoland USA. We hope to highlight […]

Durham Film History Series: Tobaccoland USA








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Saturday and Sunday April 26 - 27, 2014 12:00 - 4:00 pm Durham's history is closely lined to the rise and fall of the NC tobacco industry, and the massive buildings that housed this manufacture are a huge part of Durham's unique character.

Home Tour 2014: Tobacco Heritage


Liberty Warehouse Issue Background and Overview Liberty Warehouse is the last remaining tobacco auction warehouse in Durham. Built in 1940, the structure was packed every summer […]

Liberty Warehouse


Why It’s Important: The Liberty Warehouse is the only surviving loose-leaf tobacco auction house in Durham. Constructed in two sections dating from 1938 and 1948, […]

Places in Peril 2012: Liberty Warehouse