LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - The Longview Museum of Fine Arts has purchased the old National Bank Building, also known as the Regions building in downtown Longview.
Executive Director and Curator of Exhibitions, Tiffany Jehorek, said papers were signed last week to purchase the building with the hopes of eventually moving the museum into it.
Jehorek said they had originally planned to renovate the building the museum is currently in back in 2018, but as the price estimate for renovating went above $1-million, they were approached by the owner of the bank building and began looking at it as an opportunity to move.
She said is excited at the central location this new building will give the museum once they move in.
“It’s really central to downtown, it’s across the street from the courthouse, it’s across the street from the Gregg County Historical Museum, the sculpture garden is just a half a block down,” she said.
Jehorek said the museum will probably still be in their current building for the next 18-20 months as architect plans for renovating the bank building are finalized.