West Village

Since its renovation into apartments, shops and offices began in 1999, the Liggett & Myers Tobacco factory complex has been called "West Village." The complex extends from the railroad north to Fernway Avenue and includes the first established in 1884, W. Duke Sons & Co.

Liggett & Myers received the property after the U.S. Supreme Court broke the Dukes' American Tobacco trust into five new companies in 1911. L&M manufactured its popular Chesterfield cigarettes in Durham, but steadily lost market share after smokers' tastes changed to favor filter cigarettes with the introduction of R.J. Reynolds's Winston brand in 1954.

Liggett & Myers closed its Durham operation in 2000. The complex's largest structure, the 1948 "New Factory" at Main and Duke streets, has yet to be remodeled.
Fuller StreetMain StreetCigarette StreetDuke StreetPeabody StreetMorgan StreetFernway AvenueLiggett Street