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Gannett Building - Rochester, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme
N 43° 09.255 W 077° 36.723
18T E 287624 N 4781256
Quick Description: On the corner of Broad and Exchange Streets, Rochester, NY, this historical landmark is still serving its original purpose.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 12/16/2011 2:30:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMDAWX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 5

Long Description:
This Classical Revival style building was designed by Howell & Thomas constructed in 1927. The building was fashioned after the Pittsburgh Press building. (visit link) It features a relief sculpture created by noted Italian sculptor Edmond Amateis. The five story 1949 addition was designed by Albert Kahn to house the printing presses.

Founded in 1833 as The Balance, the paper eventually became known as the Daily Democrat. The Daily Democrat merged with another local paper, the Chronicle, in 1870, to become known as the Democrat and Chronicle. The paper was purchased by Gannett in 1928. This is also when the D&C's current editorial facility was built, on Exchange Boulevard in Rochester. (visit link)

This building served as Gannett world headquarters until 1986. It still houses the Democrat and Chronicle, however, the printing production has moved to a facility in Greece, NY
Street address:
55 Exchange Street
Rochester, NY USA

County / Borough / Parish: Monroe County

Year listed: 1985

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Commerce/Trade

Current function: Commerce/Trade

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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