Building Donated to MSU

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The Newberry Building, adjacent to the former Marks Rothenberg store and the Opera House in Meridian, is now, like the others, being restored as a branch of Mississippi State University.

Dr. Charles Lee, president of Mississippi State University honored former owners Dr. Tom Crowson, Guy Purvis and Dr. Bill Billups who have donated it for inclusion in the project.

"This community and the Mississippi State family thanks you so very, very much, as do all the members of this community that have been working to make this project a reality," said Lee.

Mississippi State officials are now taking construction bids and will probably let the contracts in April.