Dallas Morning News marks final day at longtime building

Employees of The Dallas Morning News said goodbye to their longtime home on Friday.

The news' building at Young and Houston Street in downtown Dallas has housed the newspaper since 1949 and is nicknamed "The Rock of Truth" for the monumental inscription on its façade.

The reporters and staff will be moving to the long-vacated, but newly renovated former Dallas Public Library building. The old library adjoins the Statler Hotel on Commerce Street on downtown’s east side.

The newspaper's publisher and CEO said the move is bittersweet.

"There are people who have met each other and got married, divorced, there. They have become friends, family. I think there's a certain sadness in that. But the new place we're going to is fantastic,” said Jim Moroney.

The Dallas Morning News' new home is part of the $221 million redevelopment of the Statler complex.

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