MSU to Tear Down One of Oldest Buildings

By: AP
By: AP
Ordway Hall, Murray State University, KY

Ordway Hall, Murray State University, KY

MURRAY, Ky. -- One of the oldest buildings on the Murray State University campus is set for destruction.

Demolition work on Ordway Hall is scheduled to begin Monday. The university's planner-project manager for facilities design and construction, Jason Youngblood, said tearing down the building could take between a week and two weeks. Youngblood says the goal is to have the building demolished and have most of the debris removed before students are back on campus next month for the fall semester.

The 38,600-square foot building was completed in 1931.

Ordway Hall played a part in World War II when men were moved into Wells Hall and women were moved into Ordway while naval units were on campus.

Over the years, the building has fallen into disrepair.

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