June 29,1990: RJR Factory #12 Closes


On this day in 1990, R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company factory #12 closed after its final shift ending at midnight.

The photo above was taken on Chestnut Street, looking north toward Third Street, in 1960.  RJR Factory #12 is at the right.

The 1916 factory building was reconstructed and is used today as the Forsyth County Government Center, shown below.

FC Government Center

Black and white photo courtesy of Forsyth County Public Library Photograph Collection.

Color photo by Molly Grogan Rawls.

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