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Framingham selectmen OK sale of building to Danforth Museum

In a unanimous vote met with thunderous applause last week, the Framingham Board of Selectmen  said it will allow the Danforth Museum and School of Art  to purchase the historic Jonathan Maynard Building on Vernon Street  from the town for $1 million in cash and $500,000 in community services.

The museum’s director, Katherine French, said the move will support the creation of a cultural district in the area surrounding the Framingham Centre green, which includes the Framingham History Center  and is a short walk from Framingham State University. on the other side of Route 9.

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