Winston-Salem Journal

Bailey Power Plant Renovations
Date: 10/6/2012 Album ID: 1546109
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Journal photo by David Rolfe ---10/1/2012---- Workers have begun removing asbestos and other possible hazardous materials from RJR's old Bailey Power Station in downtown Winston-Salem, Mon., Oct. 1, 2012.    Reynolds American donated the property to the Piedmont Triad Research Park, which will renovate the building as a possible center for shops, restaurants, and entertainment in the heart of the new research park.      LEDE PHOTO    1 of 5
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Journal photo by David Rolfe ---10/1/2012---- Plastic bags used in hazardous wast removal are seen fluttering from a window in the old RJR Bailey power plant in downtown Winston-Salem, Mon., Oct. 1, 2012.   Workers have begun preparing the old station for development into possible shops, galleries, and restaurants as part of the Piedmont Triad Research Park.   5 of 5
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Journal photo by David Rolfe ---10/1/2012---- Workers have begun removing asbestos and other possible hazardous materials from RJR's old Bailey Power Station in downtown Winston-Salem, seen Mon., Oct. 1, 2012.    Reynolds American donated the property to the Piedmont Triad Research Park, which will renovate the building as a possible center for shops, restaurants, and entertainment in the heart of the new research park.     4  of 5
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Journal photo by David Rolfe ---10/1/2012---- Workers have begun removing asbestos and other possible hazardous materials from RJR's old Bailey Power Station in downtown Winston-Salem, Mon., Oct. 1, 2012.    Reynolds American donated the property to the Piedmont Triad Research Park, which will renovate the building as a possible center for shops, restaurants, and entertainment in the heart of the new research park.     3  of 5
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Journal photo by David Rolfe ---10/1/2012---- Workers have begun removing asbestos and other possible hazardous materials from RJR's old Bailey Power Station in downtown Winston-Salem, Mon., Oct. 1, 2012.    Reynolds American donated the property to the Piedmont Triad Research Park, which will renovate the building as a possible center for shops, restaurants, and entertainment in the heart of the new research park.     2  of 5
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Journal photo by David Rolfe ---1/31/2012---- The old RJR headquarters building peeks above the streaked sides of the 1926 expansion of the Bailey Power Plant, Jan. 31, 2012.   RJ Reynolds Tobacco bought the former Bailey Brothers tobacco property in 1924, and expanded the factory's small power generating operation into a powerhouse that eventually filled the entire block between 4th and 5th streets in downtown WInston-Salem.   5 of 15
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Journal photo by David Rolfe ---2/3/2012--- Battered and gouged concrete pilings in the coal yard of the Bailey Power Plant in downtown Winston-Salem, seen Feb. 3, 2012, resemble worn carvings on ancient temples.   By 1974 the plant burned through 4-5 train carloads of coal each day, supplying energy needs for nearly all of RJ Reynold's downtown  properties seven days a week, 24 hours a day.          3 of 15
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Journal photo by David Rolfe ---1/31/2012----  The former RJR Bailey Power Plant in downtown Winston-Salem, NC, seen Mar. 3, 2012, has lain dormant since 1997 when its fires were banked and turbines shut down.  Bailet produced all of the steam and compressed air, and most of the electricity for Reynold's vast complex of offices and factories downtown.  In 2010, Reynolds gave the complex to the Piedmont Triad Research Park, which is beginning work to eventually transform the plant into a center for galleries, dining, and entertainment.                        ALT   LEDE PHOTO   2 of 15
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Journal photo by David Rolfe ---2/3/2012--- Curving shadows slip across the tile walls of one of the coal silos at the former RJR Bailey Power Plant, Feb. 3, 2012.   The silos held between 400-600 tons of coal to fire the five boilers that powered the Reynolds tobacco enterprise.   Now owned by the PTRP, some of the silos will become part of a proposed entertainment and dining complex.            4 of 15
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Journal photo by David Rolfe ---2/3/2012--- Concrete trestle pilings carried coal cars to dump the 5 carloads a day needed to keep the fires burning in the Bailey Power Plant's five boilers.     15 of 15
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Journal photo by David Rolfe ---2/3/2012--- The concrete coal bunker and trestle pilings of the old Bailey Power Plant seem a hostile desert environment for struggling plants, Feb. 3, 2012.              14 of 15
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Journal photo by David Rolfe ---2/7/2012--- The streaked twin chimneys of the former RJR Bailey Power Plant in downtown Winston-Salem, seen Feb. 7, 2012, have long been a signature of the downtown skyline.    11 of 15
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Journal photo by David Rolfe ---3/7/2012----  The former RJR Bailey Power Plant in downtown Winston-Salem, NC, seen Mar. 3, 2012, has lain dormant since 1997 when its fires were banked and turbines shut down.  Bailet produced all of the steam and compressed air, and most of the electricity for Reynold's vast complex of offices and factories downtown.  In 2010, Reynolds gave the complex to the Piedmont Triad Research Park, which is beginning work to eventually transform the plant into a center for galleries, dining, and entertainment.     LEDE PHOTO   1 of 15
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Journal photo by David Rolfe ---1/31/2012---- Gaping, severed pipes in a concrete wall of the old Bailey Power Plant resemble a cartoon face, Jan. 31, 2012.   13 of 15
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Journal photo by David Rolfe ---1/31/2012---- A sloping corrugated walkway at the Bailey Power Plant, floating in a maze of angled shadows and brick walls, will likely be stripped away as the PTRP prepares the old power station for a new life as a dining and entertainment center.            . 12 of 15
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Journal photo by David Rolfe ---3/13/2012---- One of the two surviving chimneys of the old RJR Bailey Power Plant, seen Mar. 13, 2012, soars skyward.  The twin towers have long been a signature of the Winston-Salem skyline.    8 of 15
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Journal photo by David Rolfe ---2/3/2012--- Water standing in the deep end of the Bailey Power Plant's capacious coal bunker reflects a streaked and crumbling concrete wall, a tree struggling for a toehold, and the shadow of a trestle piling that carried the train cars that once dumped tons of coal into the vast bunker every day to power RJR's downtown Winston-Salem offices and factories.     10 of 15
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Journal photo by David Rolfe ---3/13/2012--- The massive concrete pilings that once supported the weight of coal cars feeding the 5-car-a-day hunger for fuel at the old RJR Bailey Power Plant resemble the arched passageways of an abandoned temple, Jan. 13, 2012.   The Piedmont Triad Research Park has begun renovating the long-dormant site in hopes of transforming it into a center for dining and entertainment.     6 of 15
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