When the tobacco industry left town, so did a piece of Durham’s spirit. But two decades after American Tobacco produced its last cigarette here, a reinvented campus on the same site thrives with businesses built for the future, giving the city a new soul, rising from the ashes.

The Hidden Garden

Throughout her career as a radiologic technologist, Frances Apple relied on the high-tech tools of her trade to reveal her patients’ conditions. Today, she uses those same X-rays to peer at the beauty within some unexpected subjects.