Press Herald Building Marker

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Press Herald Building Marker

Description

Plaque detailing the history of the Portland Press Herald Building, Guy Gannett and the Newspaper and Media Companies that were once housed in the building.

Format

Coverage

Date Created

circa 2015

Medium

Bronze

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

1922
1923
1948
1953

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PRESS HERALD BUILDING
Built 1923, Expanded 1948
Publisher Guy P. Gannett commissioned this building to serve as the headquarters for the media empire he founded in 1922.
For its time, it was a state-of-the-art production facility where reporters, photographers and editors put together pages that were printed in the basement and loaded on trucks to be send out for delivery every day.
Over the years the building housed the Portland Press Herald, Evening Express, Maine Sunday Telegram , WGAN radio, WGAN (later WGME) television and MaineToday.com, one of state's first news websites.
Decades after Gannett's death in 1954, the news organization he founded remains a powerful force in Maine's media landscape.
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"I have never regard the newspaper as merely a piece of private property to be conducted for mercenary ends, but rather an institution to be managed for the public good and to be made a force in the community, for the promotion of the welfare of our city, state, section and nation" — Guy Gannett

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Citation

“Press Herald Building Marker,” Portland’s Historical Markers, accessed February 23, 2018, http://markers.portlandculturalhistory.org/items/show/316.

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