The Miami Herald's History Is For Sale on eBay: Here's the Best, Worst and Weirdest

Last month, editors held the final afternoon news meeting at One Herald Plaza. A few minutes later, some moving vans parked in front of the building, and employees and movers packed up what was left and said goodbye to the paper's home for exactly 50 years. A few staffers stopped long enough to grab a wrench and remove the city-owned Herald Plaza street sign. Last week, workers showed up and removed the "M" and the "H" from the sign that graced the front of the building for half a century. Sources tell me the cost of the operation was more than $20,000.

So in other words, if you were looking for a souvenir from the building, you're out of luck. It appears that the place has been picked cleaner than a Thanksgiving turkey. But, cheer up. There are still loads of other Herald keepsakes to be had on eBay, and they're not all that expensive.

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Bill Cooke was a life-long Miami resident until his death in 2017.