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Property Name Flint Journal Building
Reference Number 13000903
State Michigan
County Genessee
Town Flint
Street Address 200 E. First Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 12/11/2013
Areas of Significance Architecture, Communications
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000903.pdf
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The Flint Journal Building is significant under national register criterion A for housing Flint's longest-running daily newspaper since the building 's construction in 1924. The Journal has reported events in Flint and the surrounding area from the paper's founding in 1876 until the present day. Since 1911 the newspaper has been part of the Booth Newspapers of Michigan. The editors of the paper were generally important in Flint's business community, including Michael A. Gorman, an important advocate for Flint's Cultural Center. The building is significant under criterion C as an intact example of the modernized Neo-Classical architecture of noted Detroit architect Albert Kahn . The 1952 addition and 1954 remodeling were designed by noted Detroit architect William E. Kapp. The period of significance begins in 1924 when the original portion of the building was constructed and ends in 1954, after the construction of the first addition and remodeling of the original building.

 

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