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Not sure the previous owner but think it was a savings and loan building converted to Nixon Newspapers headquarters, and daily
Wabash Plain Dealer with re-plated Times Star for mail subscribers.

Note the PLAIN DEALER name carved above the brass front doors and clock* outside at the corner.

The press was in the basement as was newsprint storage which went under the sidewalks on Canal and Wabash streets.

The safe door for secured deposit boxes was never closed and was permanent since its weight would collapse the floor if an
attempt to remove it was planned.

Entering the main front door, you passed the stairs to the basement and the office on the left was Nixon Newspapers headquarters
for Wabash, Peru and Michigan City newspapers, Nixon Newspaper Associates, Nixon Newspapers, Inc., and Nixon Newspapers
Benevolent Association, Inc.

The office to the right was occupied by Joe Nixon (my father) who was General Manager and the middle lobby divided the teller
stations so on the right the Plain Dealer classified advertising and subscription operations and on the left, all general administration
work for the newspaper operations was conducted. Willard Rohrer occupied the front office to manage all business purchasing,
banking, insurance, payroll, taxes, union/labor agreements.

The far balcony offices were for the display advertising sales people when in the office and the front balcony was for the Publisher,
Eugenia Hubbard Nixon Honeywell, who was seldom present at the office.

Beyond the far balcony, upper floor stairs would exit to Wabash Street and may have influenced visitors dealing with the news
department or the daily production of "hot metal" typesetting for news and advertising content for the daily printed product in the
basement where the rotary press churned out 800 pound paper rolls into the folded broadsheet or tabloid newspapers.

*The clock was manually operated and every 8 days it had to be wound up. It was astounding how many people would notice if
and when the clock was not on time.

PS: If the photo is not displayed, click the website link below

Nixon Newspapers, Inc   317 844-8189
  2 W Canal St Wabash IN, 46992 #EZ.53072 Exp 12-30
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    Don Nixon, Chief Cheerleader, Editor & Publisher, Proofreader   Email:   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
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