Re: newspaper buildings

Many newspapers printed an engraving of their building on their stationery envelopes, but much less often on their letterhead.
Obviously this was a way of bragging about large and grand buildings. See a few examples currently on sale on eBay, primarily marketed at postal history collectors and other philatelists.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/US-cover-AD-The-Tribune-New-York/291129429735

Re: newspaper buildings

I agree that it is a very interesting question. I have written about the history of the local and regional newspaper in the UK and would suggest that landmark buildings were a marker of the social status newspapers claimed for themselves in the 19th century. Often they took up presence in town centres close to municipal council offices etc (the city of Reading is a documented

Re: newspaper buildings

I'm definitely late to this thread, Paula, and you probably also know of this book, but Aurora Wallace's study of newspaper buildings in NYC is excellent. Additionally, you might want want to check out the work of my friend and colleague Carole O'Reilly in the UK. I myself am interested in the interiors of newspaper buildings, specifically newsroom and production spaces, and know more about those -- I'd be happy to help if you have questions!

Regards,

Will Mari
william.mari@northwestu.edu

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