Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Postcard of the Sandusky Register Building

Here is a postcard of the building originally built for the Star Journal newspaper between 1920 and 1921 at 314 West Market Street, which is located at the southwest corner of Market and Jackson Streets. Now home to the Sandusky Register, the building was built in the modernistic style.

At the time the Star Journal building was constructed, stained glass windows were created by noted Cleveland artist R. Tolland Wright. According to the Ohio Historic Inventory, prepared for Erie County by the Old House Guild, Mr. Wright’s windows depicted the history of communication. An article in the November 20, 1934 issue of the Sandusky Star Journal, reported that the art windows told the story of the printing industry from the time of the “town crier” to the modern newspaper.

In a May 1920 photograph which promoted the movie A Regular Girl playing at the Schade Theater, you can see a portion of the Star Journal building under construction on the south side of Market Street. (far left of photo)

To read more about the history of newspapers in Sandusky, see Portraits from the Past, a booklet published during Sandusky’s Sesquicentennial in 1968.

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