This very beautiful and creative bench is located in front of the News and Record Office at East Market Street. It is made of bronze and the sheets of metal represent different iterations of the newspapers in Greensboro over the years: Greensboro Record, News & Record, The Daily Record, Greensboro Daily News, The Greensboro Daily Record, and the Greensboro News and Record. Actual front pages of the newspaper are accurately engraved on the sheets, sight down to the date the event happened in what appears to be a 16-font. There is so much detail. The 7' x 10' x 4' bench was made in 2004 by Jim Gallucci, whose work can be seen all over town; from the airport to his workspace in south Greensboro, and beyond.
In trying to learn about the history of newspapers in Greensboro, we came across a digital collection that UNCG makes available online. It features Greensboro newspapers published between 1826 and 1946- 120 years of news in a format for all to access.*
Today is ABC Wednesday and for our 2016 Alphabet Series, "N" is for News (& Record). We would like to thank our dear friend and faithful reader, Jane Mitchell, for agreeing to pose on the bench. It looks so much better when it is being enjoyed.
*See the digital newspaper collection, here. See more on News & Record, North Carolina's third largest newspaper, here, and more about Jim Gallucci, here and another view of the benches, here. Click on the thumbnail below to get a better idea of the detail.