Monday, July 18, 2011

News Building

Designed by Augusta architect Lloyd Preacher, the News Building opened in 1917 as the Herald Building at 725 Broad Street in Downtown Augusta. The building was built by Evan Brothers Construction Company of Birmingham in the Italian Renaissance Revival style. It cost $115,000 to build. While it opened as the home of the Augusta Herald, The Augusta Chronicle started merging operations in 1949.  The building was officially purchased by The Chronicle in 1955. The staff of both the morning and afternoon newspaper shared its facilities until the Herald closed publication in 1993.

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