VIDEO: Former Natchez General Hospital being demolished

Published 12:52 pm Wednesday, July 20, 2022

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NATCHEZ — Workers and trucks are currently outside the old Natchez General Hospital at 601 W. Oak Street, tearing down its walls.

In the above video, a CAT excavator is seen picking up debris from a missing wall on the left side of the building on Wednesday morning.

The building, last occupied as a shelter for women, had to be vacated in 2012 because of its condition.

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In March, the City of Natchez sold the property to James and Ginger Hyland, who own The Towers adjacent to the facility.

It sold for $105,000, which is the average of two independent property appraisals. One appraisal was obtained by the city and the other was obtained by the Hylands.

“This is a condemned property,” Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson said at the time of the sale. “It is a liability to the city and it is in a horrible state of repair. We don’t have the money to tear it down and we don’t have the money to renovate it.”

This story will be updated with more information.