TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — After 50 years on the Indiana State University campus, Lincoln Quad will soon be demolished.
The ISU Board of Trustees on Friday approved the demolition after the current academic year.
The building has been used as a residential facility since it was built in 1969.
The residence hall, while carefully and routinely maintained, does not make financial sense because of the challenges involved in maintenance and operation of the aging facility, according to Diann McKee, Senior Vice President of Finance.
McKee told trustees that in the past decade, “We have added approximately 979 beds to housing inventory, and in that same period of time, there has also been the development of private student housing surrounding campus. So the demand for Lincoln Quad has been significantly reduced.”
Lincoln Quad has 768 beds. Green space and perhaps some parking could replace Lincoln Quad, McKee said.
The university will be working with Greek groups that have space in Lincoln Quad to find a new location, said Andy Morgan, Interim Vice President of Student Affairs.