PRINCETON — The Princeton Daily Clarion returns to the downtown Princeton square this week, as staff moves to new office quarters at the corner of West Broadway and South Hart Street Friday.

The move to 107 South Hart Street follows the sale of the 100 North Gibson Street property to Parrish Consulting Services last week.

The newspaper office will be closed Friday to accomplish the move, but reporters and advertising consultants are available by phone and email.

The office opens to the public in the new location Monday, Feb. 17 at 8 a.m. Phone numbers and the mailing address (P.O. Box 30, Princeton IN 47670) remain the same.

The 107 South Hart Street building most recently housed the Indiana Work One office, and is built on the site of the former Emerson Hotel.

Customer parking is available off Hart Street in the lot on the south side of the building.

The Clarion’s first edition was published from the north side of the square on Aug. 13, 1846. The newspaper is recognized as the oldest continuously operating business in the county.

In early years, the newspaper office was located on the top floor of various buildings (none identified by address at that time) on the north side of the square. It was also located two blocks west of the square for a period of time, and was published from the top floor of the post office at the corner of East State and North Main before eventually moving to the former Clarion-News building on South Main in the 1920s.

The newspaper remained at that location until June 1978, when staff moved to the 100 North Gibson Street location.

It’s also believed, according to city fire maps of the era, that the newspaper was once published in a building that stood on what’s now a greenspace park owned by German-American Bank.

Moving to the corner of Hart & Broadway brings the newspaper next door to one of its early locations.

An open house reception is planned in coming weeks.

Email Andrea Howe at andrea@pdclarion.com.

— Email Andrea Howe at andrea@pdclarion.com

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