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Langston project forum set for Saturday

Johnson City Press • Updated Mar 10, 2017 at 5:31 PM

A community forum regarding the Langston High School project will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 11, at Memorial Park Community Center; 510 Bert St.

Organizers will provide an update on the status of the project to repurpose the former high school property for new community uses. Other topics of discussions will include budget concerns and fundraising.

After serving home as the city’s African-American high school until the mid-1960s, the property and buildings most were recently used as the Johnson City School System’s maintenance facility. 

City commissioners last year approved $4 million to move Johnson City Schools’ maintenance operations out of the old facility and into the former MINCO building, as well as demolishing and renovating part of the former high school site.

The school’s gymnasium and the arched entrance to the original structure remain on the site at Elm Street and East Myrtle Avenue.

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