April 28 - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

April 28

April 28, 1982: There was new life for the old downtown Sears building.

The city had purchased the property at State and Yazoo Streets when Sears moved to Metrocenter in 1977.

But the only activity was in the basement, where the county located its emergency operations center. It's still there, but on April 28, 1982, word came that the library would move in, too, from across the street -- after a multi-million dollar renovation.

Now the old Sears building is better known as the Eudora Welty Library.

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