Emory buys a small house so it can join city of Atlanta

If Emory University becomes part of the city of Atlanta, it will be thanks to a small house the school quietly acquired last year.

Emory needed the house on Briarcliff Road to connect its sprawling campus to Atlanta. Georgia law requires a shared border between cities and areas seeking annexation.

A holding company purchased the house, built in 1949, for $345,000 last June and then deeded it to the university in August.

Emory may soon apply to be annexed into the city. The Atlanta City Council could then vote on the expansion.

The annexation could facilitate MARTA's plans to build a light rail line from Lindbergh Station in Buckhead to Emory in Druid Hills.

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