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Published: Friday, 8/10/2012 - Updated: 2 years ago

Bowling Green State University pop culture building razed

Demolition was ahead of schedule, began around 7 a.m.

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The Bowling Green State University pop culture building was razed today. The demolition was ahead of schedule, a BGSU spokesman said, and began around 7 a.m.  The Bowling Green State University pop culture building was razed today. The demolition was ahead of schedule, a BGSU spokesman said, and began around 7 a.m.
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BOWLING GREEN--The Bowling Green State University pop culture building was razed today.

The demolition was ahead of schedule, a BGSU spokesman said, and began around 7 a.m.

Early stages of demolition began earlier this week.

City and university records show that BGSU applied for a demolition permit for the 838 E. Wooster St. property on July 27 and signed a $17,000 purchase order with D&R Demolition for the project on Tuesday.

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The building housed four of BGSU's 11 presidents before becoming the birthplace of the popular culture studies program, and advocates had pointed to the building's history as a reason to preserve it.

The Pop Culture building in Bowling Green. The Pop Culture building in Bowling Green.
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About 50 protesters attempting to save the home gathered last Tuesday. Organizers also obtained a quote for the cost of moving the house -- estimated at $18,000 -- and included the figure in a letter to President Mazey.

Throughout their campaigning, supporters of the home have claimed that the university has failed to notify faculty members of its timeline and plans for demolition, a charge spokesman David Kielmeyer denied.



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