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Location DB > United States > North Carolina > Winston-Salem > RJ Reynolds Downtown Plant
RJ Reynolds Downtown Plant
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created by aGlock4u on 8/11/2007 10:43 PM
last modified by aGlock4u on 8/11/2007 10:52 PM
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Large complex of concrete, glass, and brick buildings on many levels.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Accessibility: Interior is difficult
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

Winston-Salem, North Carolina
United States
Owner: RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  •  Interesting Features
    A bridge going up to a parking area on the roof of one building. City streets run between the complex buildings and they are all connected by bridges. Another interesting feature is that rather than use glass windows, many walls were built entirely of glass bricks, which are extremely hard to break, and also provide light to the interior.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • razor wire
  • part-time guard
  • locked gates
  • welded doors
  • wooden boarding
  • cameras
  • Homeless People
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1960
    Closed: 2002
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • gloves
  • head protection
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment

    This was one of several tobacco plants owned by RJ Reynolds. Part of it was built in the early 1960's, and part of it in the 1900-1960 era, but I am unable to locate any information about the exact dates. The plant was closed around 2002 as RJR began to lose a large share of the market and began to lay off employees.
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     Future Plans
    It will probably be torn down or converted to some type of upscale apartments or office space at some point.

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    RJR Exterior Photos
    Sat, Aug 11th, 2007
    posted by aGlock4u
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 7/25/2008 6:21 AM.

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  • on Jul 25 08 at 6:21, Steed validated this location
  • on Aug 13 07 at 3:24, Emperor Wang conditionally validated this location
  • on Aug 11 07 at 23:04, aGlock4u made this location available
  • on Aug 11 07 at 23:03, aGlock4u updated gallery picture IMG_0466
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