Watts and Yuille Warehouses

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Watts and Yuille Warehouses

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Yuille Warehouse in December 2014
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Location 905 W. Main St., Durham, North Carolina
Coordinates 36°0′1″N78°54′37″W / 36.00028°N 78.91028°W / 36.00028; -78.91028 Coordinates: 36°0′1″N78°54′37″W / 36.00028°N 78.91028°W / 36.00028; -78.91028
Area 2.4 acres (0.97 ha)
Built 1904 (1904)
Architect Hicks, W. J.; Hunt, Albert F.
Architectural style Romanesque, Norman Revival
NRHP reference # 84002259 [1]
Added to NRHP April 5, 1984

Watts and Yuille Warehouses, also known as Brightleaf Square, are two historic tobacco storage warehouses located at Durham, Durham County, North Carolina. They were built in 1904, and are two identical buildings parallel to each other with a courtyard in between. They are two-story Romanesque style brick structures, seven bays wide and twenty bays long. Each unit of the warehouses is 75 feet by 118 feet, for a total of 35,400 square feet on each floor. They are an example of "slow burn" masonry and wood factory construction. They were among the 12 brick tobacco storage warehouses erected by The American Tobacco Company trust beginning in 1897. [2] The buildings have been converted to retail and office use.

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Durham, North Carolina City in North Carolina, United States

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It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service.
  2. Claudia Roberts Brown (June 1984). "Watts and Yuille Warehouses" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-10-01.