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Highlights for American Tobacco Historic District

  • Durham Lights Lucky Strike Tower on American Tobacco Campus

    In downtown Durham, the American Tobacco Historic District welcomed the holiday season with the 12th annual lighting of the Lucky Strike Tower on December 2, 2016. The festivities included musical entertainment and area school choirs will performed a variety of
  • Because No One Else Would

    “Because No One Else Would” challenges our notion of what it means to revitalize a city.

    Starting with the largest surrender of the Civil War, Durham rose to become a 19th century industrial powerhouse with worldwide tobacco brands including Bull Durham and Lucky Strike.

    But when the tobacco factory closed in 1987, it took all the jobs, banks and businesses. “Durham was like a ghost town,” says Mayor Bill Bell. The old tobacco factory was used for police training.

    In 2004, Capitol Broadcasting Co., Inc. bought the old American Tobacco factory campus and ignited the Durham Renaissance. It’s the story of vision and risk, partnerships and perserverance to rebuild a community.

    Written and produced by Hal Goodtree. Directed by Tim Finkbiner and Dan Oliver. A co-production of Goodtree & Co. and Horizon Productions.

    Produced in 2014.

  • Goodmon Honored for CREative Thinking for American Tobacco Project

    CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon has once again been recognized for the transformation of the American Tobacco Historic District in downtown Durham.  The Counselors of Real Estate Carolinas Chapter (CRE) recently honored Goodmon with a CREative Thinkers Award for
  • Santa Helps Light Lucky Strike Tower

    In downtown Durham, the American Tobacco Historic District rang in the holiday season with the 11th annual lighting of the Lucky Strike Tower. Kids and parents alike were excited in the hours leading up to the lighting with some families
  • Lucky Strike smokestack

    One of American Tobacco’s most-recognizable structures rises above the complex before the CBC restoration is complete.