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Marshall Plans to Buy Building for Medical School

Marshall University

Marshall University plans to buy a building in Huntington and use it for the medical school.

The Huntington Municipal Development Authority owns the 48,000-square-foot Douglass Centre. The building already houses several entities, including the Ebenezer Medical Outreach program.

Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine dean Joseph Shapiro tells The Herald-Dispatch that the university will continue the Ebenezer program.

He says there are no concrete plans for using the building. The medical school will look at its needs and the building’s current tenants.

The building formerly was Douglass High School, which served Huntington’s black students before schools were integrated in 1961.

Marshall plans to acquire the building for $780,000.