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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsNotable Buildings. A significant historical date for this entry is January 11, 1896.
 
Location. 34° 0.816′ N, 86° 0.284′ W. Marker is in Gadsden, Alabama, in Etowah County. Marker
Gadsden Times-News Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
2. Gadsden Times-News Building Marker
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is at the intersection of Broad Street and North 5th Street, on the right when traveling west on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gadsden AL 35901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gadsden, Alabama (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lynching in America / The Lynching of Bunk Richardson (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gadsden.
 
Gadsden Times-News Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
3. Gadsden Times-News Building and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,192 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 21, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 25, 2022