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Historical Sites Southeast


The Castle
Memphis, TN
Photo and info courtesy Sherry McGee

This building nicknamed "The Castle" is located smack in the middle of a residential neighborhood. It appears to be vacant, but apparently the owner keeps the grass mowed and the property in good repair. One of my coworkers vaguely remembers it from her childhood. She says she and her brother used to ride their bikes to it when it served as a convenience store. 09-06



R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
Winston-Salem, NC
Photos and info courtesy Richard Weiss

The R.J. Reynolds Tobacco plant in Winston-Salem, NC had few signs of activity and in fact the oldest part is in the process of being converted into condo's. The companies office is located a few blocks away downtown Winston-Salem in a small art deco skyscraper. 12-07

(Near left) The smokestack at R.J. Reynolds. Check out the lettering on the smokestack

(Far left) The front of the plant with the R J Reynolds Tobacco Company name prominently featured above the door. This could turn out to be quite an entranceway for folks entering these condos.



Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Building
Greensboro, NC
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

Greensboro, NC is home to the fabulous old Jefferson Standard Life Insurance building. There was an enormous addition put on to this a few years ago with somewhat of an attempt to carry on the character of the original structure.

The 17 story building was built in the early 1920's and is now home to the Lincoln ?financial Group. 02-09

(Far right) A shot of the towers at the Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Building

(Near right) The front facade including the name of the building



Grimes Mill
Salisbury, NC
Photo and info courtesy Richard Weiss

The Grimes Mill in Salisbury, NC dates from 1896 and is now owned by the City of Salisbury. According to the Historic Salisbury Foundation Inc., the Grimes Mill is a Second Empire style Victorian roller mill and was purchased by the foundation in 1982. 02-09

(Far left) The sign welcoming visitors to the Grimes Mill in Salisbury

(Near left) A look at the historic Grimes Mill




Flatiron Building
Atlanta, GA
Photo courtesy Paul Bauke

The Flatiiron Building in Atlanta, GA is located at the intersection of Peachtree and Broad Streets. The Flatiron is the oldest steel-framed skyscraper still standing in Atlanta and was built in 1897. This Flatiron Building was built 5 years before New York's own Flatiron. 04-09













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