Friday, July 5, 2019

A Brief History of the Evening Telegram at 275 Duckworth Street

The Evening Telegram offices have been in several locations over their 140 year existence, including 275 Duckworth Street. The building was home to the telegram from the mid 1950s to 1981. During this period of time, the Telegram mainly operated from 275 Duckworth Street but the mailroom was located on 154 Water Street. It is the longest running daily newspaper in the province!

With approximately 120 workers, on October 31st, 1981 the Evening Telegram operated at 275 Duckworth for the last time. The 81-year-old printing press printed its last ever copy, its successor being a new 80 page Goss press. Because of this, the last published newspaper at 275 Duckworth had a different style from any published afterwards. During its last week of operation here, the six-section Hoe press turned out more than 230,000 copies of The Telegram.

Did you or one of your relatives work at 275 Duckworth Street, St. John’s? If so, you are invited to a party! To celebrate the history of their new home at 275 Duckworth Street, the Craft Council of NL is hosting a building reunion in partnership with Heritage NL.

Thursday, August 1st
3pm-6pm Cocktail reception
The Salt House
171 Water Street, St. John’s

7pm Reunion
Craft Council of NL Gallery
275 Duckworth Street, St. John's

Get your free tickets here:

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