- Associated Press - Sunday, February 28, 2016

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Vicksburg city leaders have taken a step toward buying the unused Kuhn Memorial Hospital and applying for state and federal funds to raze the three buildings on the site.

The Vicksburg Post reports (https://bit.ly/1Rd0Hxq ) that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved a resolution that sets that work into motion. The resolution was approved Thursday.

The city’s resolution says it wants to replace the hospital with a mixed residential-commercial and recreation area.

A former city hospital, the city sold Kuhn to the state of Mississippi in 1956. It was a charity hospital until 1989, when Gov. Ray Mabus closed the state’s charity hospitals.

Since then plans for its use as a veterans’ home, adolescent psychiatric ward, clinic and assisted living center failed to materialize.

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Information from: The Vicksburg Post, https://www.vicksburgpost.com


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