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Murray State Regents Approve Demolition Of “Old Richmond” Hall

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Sydni Anderson
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WKMS

Another old building is coming down on the Murray State University campus. The Board of Regents voted on Friday to demolish “Old Richmond” Residential Hall.

The next steps involve a bid for contractors and developing plans for the project that has an estimated cost of $400,000 dollars. Richmond was built in 1961.

 

The more than 45,000 square-foot building can accommodate 238 beds, but is unoccupied. And even with the demolition, campus housing is at 80% occupancy.

 

The restored J.H. Richmond College came back online this fall after an explosion in 2017 heavily damaged the building.

 

Old Richmond will become green space.

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