Western Union Building

Western Union Building (HMFPX)

Location: Kingsport, TN 37660 Sullivan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 32.778', W 82° 33.628'

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Built in 1932, this building housed the Western Union telegraph company. Early residents could receive packages and send telegrams from this local office. Wires were extended from here to seven of Kingsport's industrial sites including Eastman and Blue Ridge Glass for direct dispatch and receipt of telegrams. Messenger carriers would park their fleet of bicycles in front of the store while they retrieved their deliveries.
Placed ByDowntown Kingsport Association
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 3:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 360330 N 4045676
Decimal Degrees36.54630000, -82.56046667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 32.778', W 82° 33.628'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 32' 46.68" N, 82° 33' 37.68" W
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Area Code(s)423, 615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 112 E Market St, Kingsport TN 37660, US
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