Johns Hopkins to buy Newseum building

January 29, 2019

A major museum on Pennsylvania Avenue will close within a year and make way for the opening of a prominent university center for graduate studies under a real estate deal announced Friday that is destined to transform a marquee address in the nation’s capital.

Johns Hopkins University is buying the landmark building that houses the Newseum for $372.5 million, a purchase that will enable the struggling cultural institution devoted to news and the First Amendment to seek a new home in the Washington area.

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