Reynolds Building

Also known as: RJ Reynolds Tower, Reynolds America Tower
401-411 North Main St., Winston Salem, NC

Former headquarters of RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company


Reynolds Building

Photo taken by Michael Miller


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Official opening was Saturday, April 27, 1929. The tallest building south of Baltimore, MD when completed (counting the flagpole). Without flagpole, was the tallest office building between Baltimore and Birmingham, AL. Officially 25 stories and 315 feet tall, it remained the tallest building in NC until surpassed by the Winston Building (Wachovia Building) in 1965. Designed by architechural firm of Shreve, Lamb, and Harmon Associates, The RJ Reynolds Building was used as a model for their later design, the Empire State Building in NYC. Reynolds Tobacco was the nation's leading tobacco company in 1929, with its only cigarette brand, Camel, the nation's best selling brand.

Update Log 

  • June 23, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • March 2, 2015: Updated by Michael Miller: Updated "Status" to reflect it's listing on the NRHP on August 19, 2014.
  • January 27, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Changed "NRHP Status"
  • October 31, 2013: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • July 10, 2010: Added by Curtis Lee