Gadsden Times-News Building

Gadsden Times-News Building (HMQ83)

Location: Gadsden, AL 35901 Etowah County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 0.816', W 86° 0.284'

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This Italianate brick commercial structure with a cast-iron storefront on the first floor is significant for its 24 year association with Gadsden's principal newspaper. It was constructed in 1904 to house The Gadsden Times-News, which was established in 1867 under the ownership of two Confederate veterans, Leonidas Grant and T. J. Cox. In 1871 it was purchased by William M. Meeks and merged with rival The Gadsden News in 1887. The Meeks family published the paper until 1927 when the business was sold and moved elsewhere.
Renovated in 1981 this building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places January 11, 1983.

Erected 1991 by George D. King, Jr., Thirwell M. Nolen, Burgett H. Mooney, III, Merrill Lynch & Co., Etowah Historical Society.
HM NumberHMQ83
Year Placed1991
Placed ByAlabama Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 6:27am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 591897 N 3764110
Decimal Degrees34.01360000, -86.00473333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.816', W 86° 0.284'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 48.96" N, 86° 0' 17.04" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501 Broad St, Gadsden AL 35901, US
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