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Kellum Hall at FSU Houses Last Students, Demolition Scheduled

Posted: 3:32 PM, Jun 08, 2015
Updated: 2015-06-09 08:49:03-04
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TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- Kellum Hall officially housed its last students at Florida State this past spring. The hall opened 56 years ago in 1959. To give some context, Kellum Hall opened the year of the first Grammy awards, when Fidel Castro took power, and when Hawaii and Alaska became part of the United States.

Dave Sagaser, Associate Director for Facilities at Florida State said the building "would need a total renovation to remain a viable student housing option." The building is not being renovated but "...is scheduled to be demolished during the fall of 2015" said Sagaser. The building housed 538 men and women each, that's over 30,000 students in the building's lifetime.

So what is going up in place of Kellum Hall? Sagaser said "the future use of the space is currently under review."