Daily Northwestern Building
Building in downtown Oshkosh
Location224 State St.
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
ArchitectAuler, Jenson & Brown
NRHP reference No.82000732
Added to NRHPMay 13, 1982

The Oshkosh Northwestern is a daily newspaper based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

The Northwestern was owned by the Schwalm and Heaney families until 1998, when it was sold to Ogden Newspapers; Ogden traded the paper to Thomson Newspapers two months later for four papers in Ohio and Pennsylvania.[1] It has been part of the Gannett chain of newspapers since 2000, when it was purchased from Thomson Corporation.[2]

The Northwestern is primarily distributed in Winnebago, Waushara, and Green Lake counties.


For the forty years preceding establishment of the newspaper's name as Oshkosh Northwestern in 1979, the newspaper was known as the Oshkosh Daily Northwestern.[3]


The building for the newspaper was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 13, 1982. It is a significant example of 1930 Renaissance architecture.

In 2017 the building was purchased by Oshkosh Business Center III LLC.[4]


  1. ^ Newspaper maneuvers
  2. ^ Gannett veteran named Post-Crecent publisher
  3. ^ "About Oshkosh daily northwestern. (Oshkosh, Wis.) 1939-1979". Chronicling America. United States Library of Congress. Retrieved 9 Apr 2015.
  4. ^ Miles Maguire. "Historic Northwestern building sold to Michigan developer". Oshkosh Independent, May 17, 2017.