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Now You See It…

— by on August 5th, 2009

Within the blink of an eye, or so it seemed, the view up West Washington Street was altered dramatically on Tuesday when Howard House came tumbling down. As preparation work ramped up for the construction of W&L’s new Hillel House on the site, the old white house that had been home to numerous and varied University departments (most recently special programs and human resources) over the years became a heap of rubble. As the remains are loaded onto trucks and hauled away in coming days, the $4-million project (thanks to last-minute funding at the spring Trustees meeting) will move forward. In six minute you can watch Howard House come down through time-lapse photography: