Friday, August 24, 2007

American Tobacco Historic District

A couple of months ago we went for pizza at the Mellow Mushroom in Durham. While we were there, we wandered and photographed the American Tobacco Historic District, where the restaurant is an anchor or sorts, across the street from the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

This is quite a place, and I hope it gets the attention and use that it deserves. It is creative from the reuse of the old buildings, to the addition of new, to the interesting streams and waterfalls made of broken concrete slabs. We have yet to attend a concert in this space, at the round stage beneath the Lucky Strike water tower, but we will soon, I hope.

These photos are more or less in order, as you enter the complex from the Blackwell Street side (where the Mellow Mushroom is).

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