The Imperial Tobacco Company building, built in the early 1900s of Dickinson Avenue, was at one time one of the Greenville tobacco markets largest buyers of tobacco for export. Abandoned by the company in 1978, the building, which covered two city blocks, was slated to be restored and renovated into a long awaited arts and community venue. In the midst of getting the beginning legal work finished, the building tragically burned down from arson. on April 17, 2008. In 2007, local artist Matthew Cook began a series of paintings using the Imperial Tobacco Company as his subject, painting views from all over town. The structure's fiery death became the subject of one last painting to end the series. The article gives a portfolio of some the paintings in the series.