Textile Museum property for sale for $22M

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The property that houses Washington's Textile Museum is up for sale for $22 million as the museum prepares to move to George Washington University's campus.

The Textile Museum announced in 2011 that it will move to the new George Washington University Museum scheduled to open in fall 2014. Now, the museum's historic home is up for sale.

The building at 2320 S Street was commissioned by textile collector George Hewitt Myers in the early 1900s. Myers later purchased an adjacent building at 2330 S Street. The two buildings are connected by a second-story bridge. Coldwell Banker is listing the property, the museum said in a news release Wednesday.

The move is expected to give the Textile Museum more exhibition space and access to an art-storage facility in Virginia.