- Associated Press - Thursday, September 18, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit is letting a local medical group regain ownership of the city’s first African-American hospital.

The Detroit News (https://bit.ly/1rfZhtj ) reports a late reversal of an auction sale will let the Detroit Medical Society regain ownership of Dunbar Memorial Hospital. The historic building sold for $196,000 Wednesday at a Wayne County tax auction.

Although the county foreclosed on the property months ago and listed it for auction, the group only found out last week. Detroit’s water department decided to cancel its lien and an outstanding bill that had grown to $3,800 with late fees.

The lack of a lien forced the county to reverse the foreclosure.

The group purchased the hospital in 1978 to restore it as a museum. It’s been vacant since a costly renovation stalled in 2010.

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Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/

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