Thursday, August 7, 2014

Urban League in talks to buy West Palm Beach “colored hospital” | West Palm Beat

The fate of a West Palm Beach historic building may be determined soon. Click title for link. From the article:

For a half century, the building was the only hospital for blacks in five South Florida counties. Integration shut it down in the late 1950s. It stood empty for decades, then was renovated in 1999 as low-income apartments. It later became the national headquarters for the Charmettes service organization.
It then went into foreclosure and was sold in 2010 to Broward County-based Real Estate Services and Management for $106,000. It closed about a year and a half ago after a water pipe broke, according to police and neighbors.
LeNeve said Wednesday that Mayor Jeri Muoio and Commission President Sylvia Moffett, whose district includes the building, have been working with all parties on a deal.