historic preservation

6:24 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Graffiti at WMU's East Hall: "I Miss the Trees"

Lead in text: 
University plans to increase public safety patrols in the area
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Massive graffiti in stylized lettering declaring "I miss the trees" appeared Thursday on a retaining wall built along the east side of Western Michigan University's historic East Hall.
7:18 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Auction Being Held to Restore St. Joseph Lighthouse

Lead in text: 
Lighthouse Forever Fund trying to raise $2-million for restoration
ST. JOSEPH - Bidders at St. Joseph's public art auction Saturday not only will get to take a lighthouse home, but they will be donating to save the community's iconic beacons on the North Pier.
9:06 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Demolition Begins on Final Wing of WMU's East Hall

Lead in text: 
Crews expect to have demolition work done by the end of August
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Workers began razing the remaining wing of East Hall on Tuesday - one of the final chapters in the demolition. Workers started at the north-most wall, with a Bierlein excavator reaching up to the roof's peak and pulling down the bricks. By Tuesday afternoon, the wall was gone down to the basement.
6:46 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Demolition Begins on Wings of WMU's East Hall

Lead in text: 
The wings of East Hall were added in 1908 and 1909
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Western Michigan University began demolition work on the south wing of East Hall Monday. The core of the historic building, the university's birthplace, is being preserved and turned into a $21 million Alumni Center, set to open in the Fall of 2015.
8:27 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

Next Phase of East Campus Demolition Set to Begin

Lead in text: 
Construction of East Hall to Begin in July. It will become a new alumni center
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan University is scheduled to begin Phase 2 of the demolition on historic East Campus next week, according to a university spokeswoman. Workers began conducting abatement on the wings of East Hall this week. They are expected to finish with that process around the middle of next week, said Cheryl Roland, executive director of university relations.

Pages