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Gadsden in Etowah County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gadsden Times-News Building

 
 
Gadsden Times-News Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
1. Gadsden Times-News Building Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1991 by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Location. 34° 0.816′ N, 86° 0.284′ W. Marker is in Gadsden, Alabama, in Etowah County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and North 5th Street, on the right when traveling west on Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gadsden AL 35901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church
Gadsden Times-News Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
2. Gadsden Times-News Building Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gadsden, Alabama (approx. 0.3 miles away); Emma Sansom Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); John H. Wisdom (approx. 0.4 miles away); Paul Harvey Loyalty Day (approx. 0.4 miles away); Congregation Beth Israel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gadsden Amphitheater (approx. 0.4 miles away); Etowah County, Alabama (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gadsden.
 
Categories. CommunicationsNotable Buildings
 
Gadsden Times-News Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
3. Gadsden Times-News Building and Marker
 
 
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