November 17,1969: Brown’s Tobacco Warehouse Burns

Brown's Warehouse Fire

A fire at Brown’s Tobacco Warehouse on North Trade Street on this day in 1969 transformed the downtown landscape.

Brown’s Tobacco Warehouse was destroyed, as were other nearby businesses, such as W. G. White Grocery.

To see more images of the fire, search with key words: 1969 fire Brown’s.

Photo courtesy of Forsyth County Public Library Photograph Collection.



You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *