REAMS WAREHOUSE

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REAMS WAREHOUSE

,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1874
/ Demolished in
1902
People: 
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
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The first tobacco auction warehouse in Durham- run by Henry Reams, with auctions by EJ Parrish

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  • Fri, 02/19/2016 - 12:03pm by gary

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35° 59' 42.8604" N, 78° 54' 15.3324" W
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,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1874
/ Demolished in
1902
People: 
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

 

americantobacco_1870s.jpeg
Looking southwest at the corner of present-day West Pettigrew and Blackwell Sts., sometime between 1874 and 1879.
(From "Bull City Business Bonanza" by Ben and Snow Roberts)

The Reams Warehouse was likely the location of the first tobacco auction in Durham in 1871.

BlackwellsFactory_painting_1880s.jpeg
A wider view - a lot of details differ here, and I wonder if a bit of artistic license was involved.
(Courtesy Duke Manuscript Collection - Wyatt Dixon Collection)

 

americantobacco_1870s_2.jpeg
Looking southwest at the corner of present-day West Pettigrew and Blackwell Sts., sometime between 1874 and 1879.
(From "Bull City Business Bonanza" by Ben and Snow Roberts)

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