Joshua Morrison/News The former Farley and Moore building will be home to the Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s engineering department. The gift of the building from the Ariel Foundation, was accepted by MVNU Board of Trustees on Friday.

MOUNT VERNON — Another Mount Vernon Nazarene University department will be moving into downtown Mount Vernon, and another venerable old building will be repurposed for 21st-century use. Ariel Foundation has gifted the property located at 104 S. Main St., to Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and the board of trustees accepted the gift at its meeting on Friday.

The building, formerly the home of Farley and Moore Antiques and historically the home of JCPenney, will house the MVNU engineering department and, in partnership with KnoxLabs, provide for Makerspace facilities.

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