Historic photo of the Gregson St trestle

Endangered Durham has a great post about the Watts and Yuille tobacco warehouses, nowadays known as Brightleaf Square. The post includes this aerial shot of the warehouses (this is just a cropped version). I was looking for some evidence of how old the trestle is. This question keeps coming up when people ask why the trestle is so low – too low for many trucks, so they keep crashing into the trestle. I am also particularly interested in these photos because I work in this building (the one in the front). The old warehouses were converted to retail and office space in 1980, and Duke rents most of the second floor of the South building (where I work).

Check out the post on Endangered Durham for some other great historic photos of the warehouses (and theĀ  trestle).

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