historic preservation

11:46 am
Thu January 9, 2014

East Hall input session rescheduled for January 14th

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Core of hall will become an alumni center. Both wings will be demolished
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan University has rescheduled its second community input session on the redesign of East Hall for Jan. 14. It had been postponed due to the university's Jan. 6-7 closure for the weather. The session will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
4:09 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

WMU will preserve core of East Hall, both wings will be demolished

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University has said preserving both wings would cost $10-million each
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Both wings of East Hall will be knocked down before the renovation of the historic building goes forward this spring, Western Michigan University announced Thursday. The core of the university's birthplace, which was built in 1905 atop Prospect Hill, will undergo a renovation and become an Alumni Center.
9:31 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Demolition begins on WMU's East Campus

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Three of the university's original buildings are slated for demolition. East Hall to become Alumni Center
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -Today marks the end of an era for Western Michigan University. Demolition began Monday afternoon on the university's East Campus. Shortly after 1 p.m., an excavator bit into the wall of the Speech and Hearing Building, right above the main entrance.
7:17 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Preservationist asks Attorney General to issue moratorium to stop demolition on WMU's east campus

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Roger Parzyck questions Board of Trustees has not voted on demolition of three buildings
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo-area preservationists -- heartbroken over the planned demolition of three of the four buildings on WMU's historic East Campus -- have been urging the university to reconsider since the plans were announced in December.
7:45 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Belding clock tower to come down

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Crews will try to save top of structure
BELDING, MI - After standing watch over the city for 123 years, the iconic Belding silk mill clock tower's final days are winding down quickly. Little besides the tower remains of a once-hulking factory complex that has undergone demolition since late March in the middle of downtown Belding.

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