Gannett Building

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Gannett Building
The Gannett Building in June 2010
Gannett Building is located in New York
Gannett Building
Location 55 Exchange St., Rochester, New York
Coordinates 43°9′14″N 77°36′45″W / 43.15389°N 77.61250°W / 43.15389; -77.61250Coordinates: 43°9′14″N 77°36′45″W / 43.15389°N 77.61250°W / 43.15389; -77.61250
Area less than one acre
Built 1927
Architect Howell & Thomas
Architectural style Classical Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Inner Loop MRA
NRHP Reference # 85002862[1]
Added to NRHP October 4, 1985

Gannett Building is a historic industrial and commercial building located in Rochester in Monroe County, New York. It is a Classical Revival style structure constructed in 1927, with four major later additions. It was built to house the consolidated offices and newspaper printing facilities for the internationally prominent Gannett Newspapers chain.

One of the building's most visible features is a relief sculpture over the entrance of its east side. It was created by noted Italian sculptor Edmond Amateis. The work's central figure is Truth, guarding the eternal flame of enlightenment. The figures on the left are Fine Arts and Industry. On the right are Law and Agriculture. [2]

The five story 1949 addition was designed by Albert Kahn to house the printing presses. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1] and served as the world headquarters for Gannett until 1986.[3]

Today, the building houses the Democrat and Chronicle, one of largest papers in the Gannett chain.

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