Many of these buildings have already been or are in the process of being converted to other uses. Imaginative developers, tax credits for historic preservation and the increased demand for interesting spaces within the city core have allowed Durham's industrial architecture to remain a vital part of city life. For its fourth annual tour, the Historic Preservation Society of Durham has arranged for several tobacco-related sites to be open for viewing. Among them are the American Tobacco Campus and parts of the newly renovated buildings comprising Blue Devil Ventures' West Village, in the Liggett & Myers compound.
Durham's Tobacco Heritage Tour will take place Sat., May 6, from 10-5. Advance tickets are available. Call 682-3036.