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Location DB > United States > Alabama > Huntsville > The Times Building
 Name
The Times Building
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 Database Info
created by SnArF on 9/17/2014 11:18 PM
last modified by SnArF on 9/17/2014 11:29 PM
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 Overview
 Description
A 125 foot, 12 story building in Downtown. Used to be the tallest building in the Huntsville area.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Active
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address
228 Holmes Ave.
Huntsville, Alabama
United States
Owner: Scrimsher Properties LLC
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  •  Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  • RF Radiation on Roof (Cell tower)
  •  Interesting Features
    One of the greatest views in Huntsville, you can see in almost all directions. Very Historic architecture, the Limestone facade on the first two floors was quarried from 3 Caves Quarry right up the street.
     Security Measures
  • part-time guard
  • locked gates
  • Locked Doors
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1928
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    Shoes with good traction
     History
    The Times Building is one of the oldest and tallest buildings in Huntsville, Alabama. Standing at 125 feet (38 m), the twelve story skyscraper opened in December 1928 as the headquarters for The Huntsville Times. The building, which is primarily used for office space, is located at the intersection of Holmes Avenue and Greene Street on the north side of Downtown Huntsville. In 1980, the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]Originally the building was only to have eleven floors, but a twelfth floor was added during construction when the builder of the Russel Erskine Hotel announced it would have twelve floors.[7] As a result of the extra floor being added during construction, the elevators do not reach the top floor. The Huntsville Times occupied the building from the building's opening in 1928 until 1956 when they relocated to a new facility on Memorial Parkway.
    From the 1970s until forced to relocate in the late 1980s, the building was home to both public radio station WLRH (in the basement) and commercial radio station WAHR (which billed itself as broadcasting from "The Top of the Times".)


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     Future Plans
    Will most likely be preserved for commercial office spaces
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    Day/Night Roof Trip
    Wed, Sep 17th, 2014
    posted by SnArF
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 9/19/2014 1:31 AM.

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  • on Sep 19 14 at 1:31, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Sep 17 14 at 23:42, SnArF added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Sep 17 14 at 23:40, SnArF updated gallery Day/Night Roof Trip
  • on Sep 17 14 at 23:39, SnArF made this location public
  • on Sep 17 14 at 23:39, SnArF made this location available
  • on Sep 17 14 at 23:38, SnArF updated gallery Daytime Roof Trip
  • on Sep 17 14 at 23:37, SnArF added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Sep 17 14 at 23:35, SnArF created a new gallery
  • on Sep 17 14 at 23:29, SnArF updated the main picture
  • on Sep 17 14 at 23:29, SnArF changed the following: Real Name, Notes for Mods, Owner, Type, Street Address, City, Province / State (please use full name), Country, Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, Prefer Satellite, History, Year Built, Status, Accessibility, Hazards, Interesting Features, Recommendation, Security Measures, Required Equipment, Recommended Equipment, Media Coverage, Future Plans, Description, Web Links
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