Carr Street

With its northern end now taken into a parking garage serving the American Tobacco campus, the street is named for Julian Shakespeare Carr, a partner in W.T. Blackwell Tobacco Co. (later American Tobacco) with a flair for promotion that made Bull Durham an internationally favorite brand. In the early 1900s, the city considered cutting an underpass to connect Carr Street with Peabody on the north side of the railroad right-of-way. However, the underpass was never built, but an overgrown stairway remains facing Carr Street in the railroad embankment that was placed to serve pedestrians going downtown from the south. Housing for American employees once lined the street's west side.

Julian Shakespeare CarrJames Y. Whitted
American Tobacco (redevelopment and factory)