KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Demolition work is taking place at Western Michigan University's historic East Campus after preservationists failed to stop the plans.
MLive.com reports demolition began Monday in Kalamazoo and by Tuesday afternoon the Speech and Hearing building was nearly gone. Demolition on West Hall is expected this month and North Hall is scheduled to be razed in the fall.
The core of East Hall, the university's birthplace, will be renovated and turned into an alumni center.
Friends of Historic East Campus had nominated the buildings for the National Trust for Historic Preservation's list of America's Most Endangered Places.
The school has said there were many ideas for reusing the buildings but no funding.
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