By Kaylee Lindenmuth
SHENANDOAH - Opened in 1995 when Pottsville's newspaper purchased Shenandoah's, the borough's final newspaper office is listed for sale.
The commercial property at 19 North Main Street most recently housed the Shenandoah office of the Pottsville Republican-Herald newspaper until it abruptly and quietly closed in February.
On Monday, for sale signs were present in the windows and on the porch, and a newspaper box was absent from the porch.
The downtown Shenandoah office opened in the summer of 1995, after J.H. Zerbey Newspapers, Pottsville, purchased the 120-year-old Shenandoah Evening Herald newspaper. Zerbey Newspapers served as the parent company of the Pottsville Republican until Times Shamrock Communications, of Scranton, purchased the company.
Now, the 3,500 square foot property at the center of a largely vacant row of properties is listed for sale, with an asking price of $16,500, according to the online listing at Berkshire Hathaway's website.
From shortly after its inception as a borough until this past February, Shenandoah had been home to at least one newspaper office, having as many as two in the 1990s and 2000s.