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Gannet Building - Rochester, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme
N 43° 09.255 W 077° 36.723
18T E 287624 N 4781256
Quick Description: Now a national news chain, the Gannett Newspaper conglomerate started here, in Rochester, NY.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 1/17/2012 8:41:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMDHD7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
When this building was constructed in 1927, it was fashioned after the Pittsburgh Press building. The company that built it had been founded in 1833 as The Balance, and eventually became the Daily Democrat.

That paper merged with The Chronicle in 1870, forming what we know today at the Democrat and Chronicle. It was purchased by newspaper magnate Frank Gannett in 1928, who had acquired Times-Union ten years prior.

I used to deliver both the morning paper (Democrat and Chronicle) and the afternoon paper (The Times-Union) as a teenager growing up in the Southern Tier. When I won "Carrier of the Month", part of my 'prize' was a trip to Rochester, a tour of this building, and a metting with the publisher and the all editors. Production of the Times Union ceased in 1997.

This building served as the Gannett world headquarters until 1986, and remains headquarters of the Democrat and Chronicle, even though the print production has moved to Greece, NY.
Area Served: Six county Rochester Metropolitan Statistical Area

Please provide a link referring to the newspaper's demise.: [Web Link]

What is (later, was) its physical address?:
55 Exchange Street
Rochester, NY USA
14614


Does it now just provide an internet read?: Both newsprint and internet

Internet address: [Web Link]

Did you ever buy or subscribe to this paper?: I was one of their subscribers

If applicable, when was this publication's last edition?: 6/28/1997

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