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Our history in photos: The Palm Beach Post

The square building at the center of this photo is the Palm Beach Post-Times building on Datura in 1926. The view is from Dixie Highway looking East down Datura. The Harvey Building, still under construction, is in the background, and the West Palm Beach Fire Department and their equipment are in the foreground. (Courtesy of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County)

Oct. 23, 1961: Demolition nears completion on the old Post-Times building at 328 Datura in West Palm Beach. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

The Palm Beach Post gets a new building

July 1960: Aerial shot of the new Post-Times facility on South Dixie Highway.

Nov. 13, 1960: About 2,500 people attend the grand opening of The Palm Beach Post-Times’ new building. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

About 1,000 members of the public tour The Palm Beach Post-Times’ new building. The hooks hanging from the ceiling carried copy to linotype operators. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

In the composing room in 1960 (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

L. Boswell works with a stereotype dry mat, part of the printing press process of the day. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

Journalists work in the newsroom as a maintenance man installs a sign. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

The copy desk the day after John F. Kennedy was elected 35th president of the United States. In those days the copy desk was also called the “U-desk” because of the shape of the desk (the boss sat in the middle to control copy flow). The term persists today. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

The Palm Beach Post-Times’ downtown Lake Worth bureau in the 1960s. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

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Posted in Flashback blog and Our history in photos April 26, 2013 at 12:20 pm.

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