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Old St. Agnes Hospital to be rebuilt as community medical center

Posted June 21, 2012
Updated June 22, 2012

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— A historic Raleigh hospital is about to open its doors again.

St. Agnes Hospital served the city's black residents for decades from its location near the St. Augustine's College campus.

The hospital, which also served as a training ground for hundreds of nurses and operated a medical school for a quarter of a century, closed in 1961, when Wake Med opened.

Now, developer Billie Redmond is partnering with Rex Healthcare to build a primary and urgent care center on the St. Agnes site.

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  • bubbaOK Jun 28, 2012

    Once in a while we get it right? Thx.

  • sunny7 Jun 22, 2012

    What a wonderful thing for this area and for a great old building. For those that do not know its history it is both good and not so good. The old Hospital is best known as the place where the first black heavyweight champion, Jack Johnson, died after the roadster he was driving swerved off the highway in Franklinton in 1946. It was also a place where forced sterilization took place in the early 1900's. Regardless, its history and beauty are well worth preserving and should be a wonderful thing for this important community in Raleigh!

  • hpr641 Jun 22, 2012

    To build or maintain (or both)?

  • Frank Downtown Jun 21, 2012

    That's going to take alot of money!