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Murray State Regents Approve Demolition Of “Old Richmond” Hall

Sydni Anderson

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.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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